Compost Happens!

If you still need convincing how simple and quick making compost can be just try it for a while following this easy method.

1. Scrunch up old envelopes (minus the plastic windows), tear up cereal boxes, save toilet roll centres ... you get the idea.  These are 'browns'.

2. Mow the lawn.

3. Save your uncooked, kitchen organic waste -  veg peelings, fruit peelings, broccoli stalks, old cabbage leaves....you get the idea.  These are 'greens'.

3. In your compost bin thoroughly mix together the grass cuttings and organic kitchen waste with the cardboard/paper  or....

4. Put in a layer of cardboard/paper and then a layer of grass cuttings/kitchen organic waste.  The layers should not be too thick, but you don't need to be too fussy.

5.  Keep repeating the process as you accumulate green and brown waste.

Composting is not an exact science so don't worry if it gets a bit dry - just water it!  If it gets a bit too wet and sludgy looking, just add a bit more cardboard/paper or woody prunings!

Finally,

6. Sit back and wait for compost to happen.

P. S. If you have mixed/layered  the browns and greens as suggested above, kept it moist and maybe stirred the contents of the bin occasionally, then you should have compost in 3 - 6 months, depending on the time of year.  It happens much quicker in the summer.  Annie.


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