Compost bin order fix
- to suppress odors in a compost bin, pour in a box of baking soda and mix the contents of the bin. This will keep the acidity level down in a compost bin and suppress the order.
I think about recycling and reuse from time to time. Especially, when I’m making the morning coffee. We frequently reuse and repurpose useful items, so, here is a quick and simple example of the value of recycling, or in this case reuse, and how easy it can be.
Walking through the store this last week and noticed the new coffee container, and will round the last couple of pennies, for $20. And, it made me think of value and durability my old red coffee can in the kitchen, which has been in use (reused) for more than a decade at a cost of nothing. Originally, purchased for the coffee inside, we kept the can and began filling it with coffee from small bags. We have been using the can so long, that it’s even inherited a dent last year in the lid when something fell on it, but it still works and it doesn’t look that bad.
This herb plant was first used by ancient Greeks over 3,000 years ago. Largely used for medicinal purposes. Yarrow is also, sometimes, used as an ornamental flower and as a companion plant. Yarrow has Fern-like, finely divided leaves. Has tiny florets, about 4 inches wide, which depending upon the variety may be white, yellow, cerise, and red.
A large variety of things can be composted. Basically, if a thing can be decomposed (with a few practical exceptions) within a reasonable period of time, then they can be composted.
Here are a few household items which can be composted:
Many yard and barn wastes can be composted. A few, which come to mind are:
Certain items need to be excluded from the compost heap to ensure proper compost culture, avoid unwanted orders, avoid attracting unwanted pests and/or to keep the compost from being detrimental to the soil culture.
I’m sure there are is a formal definition of composting, but to me, compost is really an organized approach to taking advantage of the natural process of decomposition to recycle organic materials and using the product of the process to aide my garden and yard. Composting can be accomplished on a scale as small or as large as may be needed, provided you have the space to do so.
the reason gardeners compost can vary as widely as the character of the gardener and maybe for a combination of reasons. Among the common reasons are;
Compost is a versatile material, which can be applied to your garden and yard. Among the more common uses of compost are:
If you’re going to start a compost pile or bin, please consider carefully where you place the compost heap. Consideration should be given to:
If you live in a community ( urban or suburban parentheses), your local community may have some rules, regulations, and/or guidelines to which you may need to confirm.
Placement is important not only for you but for your neighbor, as well. You really don’t want the heap to attract unwanted guests (e.g. snails, slugs, bugs) into or near your home and vegetable garden. Also, even a well-groomed compost Heap may give off some older, which may not be appreciated in the patio, in the garden, or in the children’s play area and swing set. So, please be mindful in advance, it may save you from moving the compost heap later.
Easy Access in good weather and bad will make your compost heap easy to use and keep you from collecting unwanted kitchen scraps longer than necessary. Also, easy access to the compost heap with a hose or other convenient sources water may be helpful, as well.
While compost heaps can be as simple as a pile of material, constructed of some old pallets secured together, or commercial bins, you really don’t want your compost heap to be an eyesore. So, you may need to camouflage the heap with a small section a privacy fence or shrubs.
Getting started can be easy and does not require a lot of equipment. To get started you need to select your compost method, location, and items you desire to compost. If you are starting with some occasional kitchen scraps, then a small pit in a future planting location or the bottom of a new newly constructed raised bed may be a good start. However, if you plan to start with more bulk items, such as green grass clippings, then you will want to build or acquire your compost bins in advance. At least two bins are recommended: One bin starting and/or current use and the second bin for finishing/emptying.
Composting is simple and does not require a lot of tools. However, a few things are helpful.
In these times of environmental sensitivity and focus on being earth-friendly, being green is everywhere is news and television programming. While I’m no green fanatic, I have found that being green friendly and organic sort of goes with being a gardener. Additionally, most of us, rarely, have tons of money to throw at our gardens and recycling and repurposing seems a logical derive some extra value from our garden and our purchases. Gardening is very amenable to getting a little extra value from those things that might otherwise be thrown away.
Perhaps the most obvious method of recycling is compost. Compost, if handled properly, can allow you to use kitchen scraps and yard waste (e.g. grass clippings) to improve and maintain the garden soil.
I’m sure there are many more opportunities to get more value in our garden for our household purposes or other community resources.
The short answer is: yes. This an excellent way to recycle and/or repurpose cardboard boxes, if you happen to be building a raised bed and have a few cardboard boxes saved up and available.
With that said, here are a few quick pointers:
The benefit of this repurposing cardboard boxes like this are: