Many people are trying an old technique that turns garbage into gold: Compost. But composting can be somewhat mysterious to some people or seem very complicated. It’s not. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make Compost.

First Step: Set up your system

You may decide to build boxes or piles in your yard in several places. You may choose to take advantage of roller or cup systems that make Compost quickly in a small space. You may choose to incorporate worms or maggots to eat the litter.

Whatever system you choose to use, make it or buy and assemble it. Choose a location away from direct sunlight and away from rain, but near raw materials, near a garden, or wherever you want the end product to be used.

Second Step: Gather your materials

You can use any vegetable or garden scraps, coffee grounds, tea leaves, pine needles, fallen leaves, horse dung, cow or poultry, and most other organic plant materials. Stay away from meat, oils, dead animals, humans, dogs, cats, bird droppings in cages, diseased plant material, and weed seeds.

The third step: cutting or chopping large items

To break down raw materials in the industrial composting system process, bacteria and fungi need access to wet plant surfaces. Tearing and shredding things to give them a head start on decomposition.

The fourth step: build your pile

Alternate layers of brown materials (dry leaves, sticks, etc.) with green materials (grass clippings, coffee, vegetable scraps, Compost) or mix everything. Moisten it if necessary, so it is damp, not wet.

If you are using cylindrical, tumbler, grub, or worm compost, do not layer the ingredients. Throw what you have into your system, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

industrial composting system

Fifth step: Ventilate it

If you are using the roller or field system, rotate or rotate the cup to mix well. If you use traditional piles, you can decide to leave everything as is. Nature will work slowly, and everything will decompose in 8-12 months or more.

If you are willing to put a little bit of work into it, turn the Compost now and then. You can only use a pitchfork or a tool specially designed for this purpose. The more you rotate and mix the stack, the faster you will get a finished product.

If you use a worm or grub system, or kitchen composters, you probably won’t have to mix it at all. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your product.

Sixth step: examine it

This is an optional step to get sticks and stones more extensive than the final product. Your Compost is ready when it’s rich, dark, and crumbly, and you can’t specify the raw materials.

Seventh step: use it

Use your finished Compost to plant the seeds, add them to the soil, or dress up your plants.

There you have it – How to Make Compost, in step-by-step directions. It is not rocket science. Nature has been doing it without any help for as long as we know! Now go there and make some yourself.