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Instructions on how to compost green from kitchen waste most effectively

You may not know, kitchen waste such as excess vegetables and fruits can be used as fertilizer for plants, bringing high economic efficiency. However, not all vegetables can produce quality green manure. To make it easy for you to do it, we will guide you in detail how to compost green at home through the article below. Follow along and pocket for yourself this great secret.

Instructions on how to compost green from kitchen waste most effectively
Instructions on how to compost green from kitchen waste most effectively
  1. Economic benefits from green manure

The reason, known as green manure, is because this fertilizer is essentially the remains of green plants found in agriculture.

Usually this type of fertilizer is used in the form of green leaves and used as a direct fertilizer before planting. However, to improve nutrition as well as avoid pathogens, people also carry out the process of green composting from fresh vegetable and fruit waste in the kitchen. Thus, farmers can both take advantage of the seemingly useless waste and bring economic efficiency to the plants.

Similar to other organic fertilizers, green manure helps to improve, provide nutrients and fertility to the soil. Moreover, this fertilizer provides long-term soil care benefits, without causing soil degradation or loss of fertility.

Composted green manure brings higher nutritional value than green manure applied directly
Composted green manure brings higher nutritional value than green manure applied directly
  1. Detailed instructions on how to make green compost at home from kitchen waste

Step 1: Prepare the green compost bin

With the green composting solution from kitchen waste, you need to prepare a green compost bin with a tight lid.

Currently, on the market, there are many types of plastic containers for green composting with cylindrical or square shapes. If you are more economical, you can also use a homemade Styrofoam or wooden crate to compost at home, but it needs a lid.

Step 2: Choose a location to place the green compost bin

In order for the green composting process to take place quickly, you should choose a location where the bin is well ventilated and sunny to maintain the right temperature to help the compost decompose quickly. However, to prevent waterlogging and disease-causing insects, the crate should be placed on stone, wood or brick.

Step 3: Prepare green compost materials

To get a standard green manure bin, you need to know how to classify kitchen waste to select raw materials. Usually for green manure, only use fresh vegetables and fruits left over after processing dishes, skins of fruits.

Besides, it is possible to take advantage of some other types of agricultural waste such as vegetable roots, fresh branches and leaves, coffee grounds, fresh grass in the garden, etc.

Absolutely do not use weeds with pesticides to compost green manure.

Learn all about: the benefits of cow manure and compost in growing vegetables – flowers – ornamental plants

The main ingredients for green manure composting are fresh vegetables and fruits
The main ingredients for green manure composting are fresh vegetables and fruits

Step 4: Proceed to mix ingredients and brew

Prepare all the appropriate ingredients, you proceed to mix the ingredients according to the following steps:

  • Use dry twigs placed at the bottom of the bin to create air holes, small drainage at the bottom as well as easier for composting during composting.
  • Next, put the amount of fruit and vegetable waste materials that have been collected previously into the bin, approximately of the box
  • Can add a little soil in the garden to the bin to compost with green manure
  • Use a watering hose to moisten the ingredients that have been mixed in the barrel, note that only moisten with enough water, do not overwater.
  • Open the lid of the container and use a stick to turn the manure up periodically every 3 days to help the fertilizer be supplied with the necessary oxygen and decompose faster.
  • Particularly for large containers, use a shovel to mix ingredients more easily and efficiently

Step 5: Use green manure to fertilize plants

The average time to compost a home compost bin from kitchen waste will be from 6 months to 1 year. When you notice all the manure in the bin has turned brown and crumbly, it’s done.

Recommendation: to accelerate the composting process and can be used as a liquid fertilizer, it is necessary to use Trichoderma or EM support products to achieve the best results.

Find out now: Organic fertilizer from leftovers is composted at home with primary EM products

At this time, it is possible to bring green manure out to fertilize plants directly to provide nutrients to the soil, promote plant growth and development. However, remember to fertilize plants with the right amount to avoid waste and get the best effect.

Note that after each use of green manure, you should close the lid to keep the green manure from evaporating and losing nutrients.

Styrofoam containers with lids can be used to compost green manure
Styrofoam containers with lids can be used to compost green manure

Thus, with the secret of green composting from kitchen waste at home, you have a fertilizer that is both quality and economical. Do not forget to save to take advantage of the daily vegetable and fruit waste from the kitchen to do useful things.

Good luck with the simple green composting method we shared!

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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