We always have a lot of waste products from our kitchens that can be utilized to make organic fertilizer. The organic fertilizer can be used in our kitchen gardens to produce organic vegetables or fruits. Organic food is healthier, compared to fresh fruit and vegetables that are produced using chemical fertilizers. The kitchen waste can also be used to top dress our flower beds and make our homes more beautiful. Composting our kitchen waste is not hard, but without the right information, the whole procedure can be very challenging. Composting bins can help us to become organic fertilizers manufacturers and use our kitchen waste in an eco-friendly way. Below are some of the top rated Quick Composting tools.
Static Compost Bins
The container is open at its top to give us an easy time when putting the kitchen waste. It has a single door at the bottom which we open to get the composted materials. To get high-quality fertilizer for our gardens, we should put the following materials in the bin;
- 2/3 green materials
- 1/3 dry stalks or leaves
- Clean manure
The materials must remain moist, and we should add more kitchen scraps on a daily basis preferably green materials. To keep these materials covered we should use dry leaves and add more water weekly to keep the materials moist. For quick rotting we should purchase a compost turner that will aid in keeping the mixture well aerated to decompose quickly. A compost turner is essential because we cannot get into the bin and turn materials using the big garden forks.
If we do not have time to do all the manual work a compost tumbler is an ideal alternative. A compost tumbler is designed keenly using high-quality plastic. It saves us the toil of turning the decomposing materials manually. Tumblers come in different sizes and quality and their price depend on the two factors. It has a hatch which we open and put the kitchen waste. It also has a feature that allows us to rotate the bin to help the decomposing waste to mix evenly. Moisture settles at the bottom of the tumbler and we collect it and use it as organic fertilizer for our fruits and vegetables. The fertilizer is also ideal for flower pots in our houses.
Composting Using Worms
This method is what most vermiculture experts recommend for our gardens. The fertilizer we get from this method is in liquid form and it is the most natural fertilizer for organic farmers. The solid by-products from the process add fertility to our soil and also attract worms that feed on organic matter. After feeding on the organic matter they excrete on the soil adding fertility. Apart from making our soil fertile their weaving activities under the ground makes soil well aerated. Well aerated soils absorb moisture and our plants are protected from dehydration. The liquid fertilizer that we get from the worms is environmental, friendly and it does not release toxic elements to our soils. Artificial fertilizers have a high acidity which makes our plants to grow in a retarded way.