As the subject of sustainability gains popularity across Canada, more Canadians are learning how to compost at home.
Working with as many plants as we do, we’ve come to recognize that the composting process at home doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of compostable materials growing in your garden.
Here, we’ll discuss some home composting tips and explain how to make compost soil at home.
Composting is the simple process of turning biodegradable matter into nutrient-rich food for your plants. Whether you’re learning how to make compost from kitchen waste or garden clippings, the result is the same – nourished plants.
When starting to compost, the most important rules to follow are:
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Learning how to compost at home isn’t as complex as one might think. Once you can answer the question, “How does composting work?”, all you need are the compostable materials.
In Ontario, the list of compostable items includes:
As you use these products naturally throughout your daily life, simply toss your compost in a tumbler or green bin. Store the bin away from your home to detract pests from getting curious about your house.
With a basic recipe for DIY compost, you can begin experimenting with different ways to use the composted matter, such as compost tea.
According to the Compost Council of Canada, compost tea can be made by following these steps:
Learning how to compost at home is a great way to promote sustainable living right here in Ontario. Join the movement and have some fun experimenting with new ways to use your compost matter.
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