Composting is the biological process of converting bio-waste such as things we don't eat like banana peels, potato peels, spoiled foods like lettuce and more into a fertilizer with the help of microbes that consume the bio-matter and process it in their body and the excrement's become highly potent fertilizer you can use to enhance your lawn, garden, and herb garden soil.
The soil is one of the main places that plant life gets its nutrients. When you use up soil or grow so much stuff in it that all the nutrients are extracted leaving a dead shell of dirt. Usually the process of composting is done automatically by nature but the process is much slower.
As fruit trees grow fruit and that fruit falls off and rots on the ground, what's really happening is the composting effect in real time. The microbes in the earth beneath where the fruit landed consume the fruit over several weeks and convert that bio waste into nutrients to replenish the soil.
If you're growing a lot of stuff in a patch of soil but are so efficient as to not drop or leave anything for the microbes to break down, the soil can become used up of its nutrients. The best way to balance this out is not to go to the store and purchase expensive fertilizers or plant food, but rather to create a compost bin and grow your own fertilizer.
How To Make Composting Bins
By putting a bunch of soil, sawdust, leaves, organic matter, grass clippings and anything else of this nature together you create an ecosystem where over time the whole thing becomes the earth (dirt) multivitamin. You can mix this into the soil in your garden, sprinkle it across your lawn and even mix it into your herb garden to give your plant life a natural boost that will give your plants the biggest boost of their life! This is all natural, very inexpensive and it doesn't take a lot of management.
If you use the Bokashi concept, you just need a bucket with an air tight lid, Bokashi mix and organic matter. You simply put your banana peels and so forth into the bucket as you get them. The more organic matter you put in there the more potent your compost will be!
Another way is to create a composting bin using a metal drum that you will poke holes all around for air circulation, a door should be added or cut out (with a way to close it so the compst doesn't fall out, so you have a place to both add the ingredients and to remove them later when the compost is complete.
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