If you want to grow your own, organic vegetables in your garden, you should be informed how to make good compost. The most important purpose of garden compost is that it improves the quality of the soil and helps plants to stay healthy. In this way, you make a layer of nutrient-rich humus to the exhausted soil. In fact, it is easy to prepare, it is free and more importantly – natural compost is good for the environment. In addition, compost increases the level of nutrients in the plants, helps retain moisture in the soil, introduces beneficial organisms in the soil, it is a natural alternative to composting in the garden without chemical fertilizers and it reduces landfill waste.
Let us start a compost pile on the floor. This also makes it possible for worms and other beneficial organisms to enter the garden compost. When you make compost, you should make layers of dry and wet materials. Wet materials are food residues and dry materials are straw, leaves, wood ash. Sprinkle a thin layer of wood ashes on the garden compost.
Add green ingredients because of the high level of nitrogen, it speeds up the process of braking down. Compost also needs enough moisture to breakdown, however, too much moisture can cause temperatures to fall within the pile and make it smell. Too little moisture slows down the decomposition rate and keeps the pile from heating up. Check your compost pile’s moisture level once a week and adjust it if necessary by adding water to increase moisture or more browns to help dry the pile out. Turn the pile once a week to move material from the outside of the pile in.