Make the Difference, in your own garden! (Part 2)
Composting, as organic recycling, is a new habit that is totally environmentally friendly. It aims to get rid of waste in a sustainable way and as a result creates a natural, rich and nutritious fertilizer that will help fight pests and plant diseases.
Follow the basic “steps” to compost food scraps and various other biodegradable materials, in your own garden:
1. Choose a suitable place for your “green project”
An ideal place to pile waste into a compost pile or composting basket is a flat spot in the soil or grass in your garden, where worms and other beneficial microorganisms will have direct access so they can “work together”. Choose uncovered soil so that compost can easily drain and aerate unobstructed! Although the sun accelerates bacteria and decomposting, it is recommended to avoid direct exposure to the sun and high temperatures to avoid dryness.
2. Preparation of biodegradable materials
The pile or container where you collect organic waste should be made of green and brown materials for better and higher quality composting.
Greens are rich in nitrogen and liquid organic components such as vegetables, fruits, or grass clippings and Browns are rich in carbon and dried components such as wood shavings, tea bags, eggshells, cardboard.
In this area, you can recycle paper straws and also compost food utensils made from sugar cane or palm leaves @TesseraBioProducts ,optimizing your environmental footprint!
3. Maintenance of composting
Once your compost pile is ready, all it needs is a little stirring every now and then to let the air pass through. This can be done using a shovel, kitchen spoon, or even a broomstick. When the pile turns into a dark brown mixture, like soil, it means it’s ready to be spread in your garden as an organic and natural fertilizer!
A green and clean planet, free of unnecessary waste, “needs” a change in our attitude towards how we dispose of it. Make a difference, starting by your own garden!