Are you planning to do some composting for the first time? Today I’m sharing easy composting for beginners because it’s that time of year. This post contains my affiliate link as I like to tell my readers where I bought things at the best value.
Easy Composting for Beginners
I’m determined to start a garden this summer and will build it sometime this fall. I’ve already started composting kitchen scraps (no more waste here) and leaves and added a compost starter to the mix – which is optional.
This spot is where we will build our garden. I live on a corner street with .5 acres, so I’ve got plenty of room and then some. Next, I want a storage building to the right of this area. It’s on my wishlist.
Composting for Beginners Instructions
Composting is simple. You don’t have to buy a tumbling composter as I did. There are other less expensive ways to compost. Heck, I heard you can use an old trash can – just make sure to put holes in the lid so it can get air. Depending on where you live, you can just throw your kitchen scraps in a pile (not me)!
This composter came with basic instructions on what can be composted and what not to add in the mix. Sure glad, because I had no idea.
First, you’ll want to put the composter in direct sun to help cook your compost, and also near your garden area for convenience.
Second, you’ll want to mix the right ratio of 2 parts greens to 1 part brown. If not, it will start to stink. I love the tumbling idea because it’s easy to turn and compost needs to be turned over at least every three days.
Greens to compost consist of kitchen scraps, grass clippings, garden & house plants, and Browns are leaves, straw/hay, sawdust, twigs.
What Not To Compost
Never compost meats/fats/bones, dairy products, trash/plastic, wood ashes, & weeds.
Wayfair is where I purchased the tumbling composter, the kitchen compost, and the starter mix. But I’m sure Amazon has a few to chose from. This is easy composting for beginners.
Can’t wait to grow my own vegetables!
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