Composting means converting the organic waste into natural fertilizer by keeping it into the soil or by placing it in a bucket along with soil for a few weeks. It is free from harmful chemicals and helps you grow your plants and greenery inside your home.
You can easily teach your family composting at home. For this purpose you need not to do any formal course. Nor you need any equipment to do this job. You just need to understand what should be composted from your home and what should not.
What can be composted at home?
All kitchen waste can be composted at home including:
- Refuse and peelings of fruits,
- Cooked tea leaves,
- Leftover cooked food and
- Other edibles
All other garbage of plants, grass, tree leaves and other stuff related to your garden can also be put into the process of composting.
What cannot be composted at home?
The leftover cooked or uncooked meat of all types and fish rubbish should not be composted because it generates pests in your manure. It also creates bad odor around the place where this process is done.
Banana, peach and ladyfinger peeling should also be not composted because they absorbed pesticide spray while they were standing crop. Pesticides residue may create harmful substance in manure made by the process of composting.
Suitable place for composting at home
Either on bare soil with proper marking around it you can put the organic waste of your home or in a wooden bin easily available in the market. Both of them should be covered with any wooden or metallic sheet to avoid coming smell out of it and to save it from external harms of sun, rain and wind pressure.
Process of composting
At the bottom of the bin or on bare earth put dry leaves, grass or soil of the garden if you have and then put all kitchen waste on it. Then again put dry organic waste on top of it. It will stop spread of bad smell. Then cover it with a sheet.
Keep turning the pile and you can also put organic waste meanwhile generated in your house. Also sprinkle water on it or let the rain do this job if you live in a rainy area.
After a few weeks when the entire stuff converts into manure you simply need to put it into a paper bag to use it on your garden or the place where you do planting.
You can teach your family composting at home without any difficulty. Just involve them in the whole process once and they will be doing this by themselves easily. You can also get the detailed tutorial of composting free from here.