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Reducing waste is incredibly important for our planet and you might be surprised by how much of our rubbish is food scraps. With more and more people starting their very own veggie patches we thought we would share a little tutorial on composting.

Food scraps can be used to help make your garden grow, so you can help the environment and your garden at the same time by composting.

1. Make or buy a compost bin, you can make a simple one out of chicken wire

 

 

2. Add brown ingredients such as leaf and garden litter

 

 

3. Add green materials from your kitchen, food scraps, egg shells but no meat

 

 

4. You need to keep turning your compost heap to aerate it and keep it moist and it will produce compost in a few months which is filled with nutrients and awesome for your garden.

 

 

See a full tutorial right here!

 

We have recently started a compost bin and I am looking forward to spreading the first compost on our vegetable patch!

Do you compost? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • I’ve been wanting to compost, having never done it before, and now I have room for a veggie garden I’m going to. Thanks for the tips, now I know definitely no meat.

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  • great post – and something we can all do to help our own backyards

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  • Between our 4 chickens and our compost bins we waste very little in the way of food scraps. I wish more people were more conscious with how they handle their kitchen waste. Great to get some guidance on how to compost successfully.

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  • Such a great thing to be able to do

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  • We compost because it is easy and makes sense.

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  • A fantastic tutorial. Composting is a great way to deal with scraps and a good project to share with the kids.

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  • Lke je

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  • Yes we compost. It’s great

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  • Would love to start a compost system. I’m ashamed to say…we do waste a bit of food :( will add it to my list of new years resolutions! At least its more achievable than some others on the list hehe

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  • I use the Bokashi system. Very convenient. I keep it in the kitchen and I can add meat into it. No waste at all. And no nasty smell.


    • i have never heard of this system but it sounds super convenient to have in the kitchen. i am going to google it.
      great article and good to get the kids in on this idea.



      • I started using it 4 years ago and I am very happy with it. All the food scraps go in there and when the bucket is full, I dig a hole in the garden (well, no, my husband does! ;-) ) and throw everything in it and cover again.


      • yeah thanks for that info. i see that you have to add some stuff to it. how long does that last for?

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  • what a quick and easy tutorial – there is no reason why anyone who wants to grow a lovely sustainable garden shouldn’t be able to do this :) Thank you for sharing this during the summer holidays – a great time to get started!

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  • We use two worm farms and they are great for our space. Compost is so very good. Good luck!


    • Worm farms are fantastic too! All great ideas!

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