August 24, 2018

Homemade Compost

In 2016, my husband was diagsnose with cardiomyopathy. Since then I have been faithfully juicing different kinds of fruits and vegetables.  After juicing I'd go to my mini garden and compost all that is left of those veggies and fruits. 

Prior to composting, I've accepted the fact long before that I do not have green thumb. Almost all the plants I bought would die as soon as I get hold of it. I stopped buying plants. One day, different kinds of fruits and veggies like tomatoes, melon, and mango, magically appeared in my garden!

I'm happy to announce that the key to growing plants is not about having green thumb. The secret is having a healthy-fertilized soil by making homemade compost. 

Composting is the process by which organic material is decomposed in order to provide nutrients and fuel to enrich soil. Food waste decomposing is actually very helpful to the environment because the process is essential for it reduces the amount of food you throw in the trash. Homemade compost will fertilize your soil and help with any gardening you do, just like mine!

Take note that meat, dairy or oils cannot be compost this way. You can use fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, eggshells, nutshells and tea bags. You can add the food scraps to cardboard, newspaper, vegetation and other organic materials in your compost pile. Mix it in with soil and dirt so the food can be broken down.

Turn the pile with a garden fork  before addig a new materialto let fresh oxygen in to help with the composting process. 

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