Make Home Composting A Family Activity
Going back to grass roots of family living can include home composting. In addition to the scientific process that children and adults will learn, there is also the joy of the family unity involved in taking on home composting. Make construction of a composting enclosure a family project. Follow up by drawing up a list of regular items that can be added to the home composting pile. Allow children to take part in researching the kinds of compostables that will achieve the best results. Since all of the ingredients are organic, there’s no worry of toxicity or hazard to kids health.
The Family Plan For Action For Home Composting
The most important decision to be made before the family can begin a home composting project is to decide where it will be located. A composting bin needs the advantages of all of nature’s elements to do its best work. In addition, the location should be appear to be as much a part of the home landscape as a garden shed. Keep this consideration in mind so that the composting bin doesn’t appear to be an alien entity in the middle of a beautifully tended lawn or garden. Give your composting bin the respect it deserves. After all, it’s providing a higher quality environment and saving you money. Home composting, as a regular process, has the potential to rebuild troublesome lawns and flowers that regularly suffer from lack of nutrients. These are important points to share when beginning a family plan of action for home composting. Children learn to view nature in its intended form and adults provide their family with an opportunity to raise environmental awareness.
The End Result Of The Toils Of Composting
Transferring the first crop of finely degraded composting materials into the lawn or garden is the highlight of the entire composting process. Some composters love composting so much that they often have several composting bins. This depends on the amount of compostables that will be available. For the average family of four, one composting bin is usually sufficient. This also will depend on the size of the composting enclosure. Generally, most composting enclosures are about the size of a standard industrial trash barrel. Use home compost in spring when turning over a new lawn. Or, compost can be added to the garden in weeks before the first seeds are planted. Save your Styrofoam egg cartons and fill with composted soil to start seedlings in late winter or early spring. House plants also love a little refresher of composted soil. Remove the house plants from their pots. Next, blend the potting soil with composted soil and then simply re-pot. Watch the house plants go wild with delight.
Make A Gift Of Your Home Compost
If you’ve got a friend who is an avid gardener and you can never seem to find the right gift, maybe a ten pound bag of your home compost might be appreciated. Purchase a plain burlap bag, add your own personal logo on a medium-sized swatch of country gingham fabric and add a large bow to make a truly unusual gift that will likely never be forgotten.
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