Make your garbage work for you! Get bigger more nutritious vegetables, fruits, plants and herbs with composting.
Typically are 2 types of composting: cold and hot.
Cold composting is simply collecting yard waste and/or taking organic materials such as fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, filters, eggshells, etc. then corralling them in a pile or bin. Within the year or so, the material will decompose.
Hot composting is a faster process and considered to be geared toward the more serious gardener. You’ll get compost in 1-3 months during the warm weather. You need 4 ingredients for the fast-cooking hot compost process: nitrogen, carbon, air, and water. Together, these items feed microorganisms which will speed up the decaying process for compost.
You can also use the worm composting process (vermicompost) for your hot compost. The worms eat your food scraps, release castings that are rich in nitrogen. Any old worms won’t do, you need red worms or “red wigglers”. They can be purchased inexpensively at your local garden supply store or online.