My First DIY Compost.

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Do you have a lot of kitchens wasted every day? You can actually put them into a well-used.

I heard of compost quite a while ago, and have gone on Youtube to see how others make their own DIY from scratch. Before this, we don't really have a lot of kitchens wasted but since we started to consume a lot of fresh food, mainly veggies and fruits, it seems like a waste to just throw the kitchens wasted away.

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I have the habit of collecting eggshells and used coffee powder for my garden. So now I can mix them into the wasted to make it more fertilised.

I also like to recycle at home, by separating the plastics, cans, boxes and so on... I took one of the plastic containers that used to keep the lettuces, which was quite big. I cut off the top layer only to make a hole, so the container can still remain higher for more space.

Now we put them all together into the plastic container, crushed all the dried eggshells, mixed in the dried coffee powder too. Oh, I did put in some fish bones at the bottom, coincidently I had some that day. Fishbone is good for fertilising as it contains phosphorus, calcium and some nitrogen as well.

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Now it's time we go outside to the garden, to do some dirty work!

Prepare some soil that you have a home. Pour them on the top of all the wasted and cover them up. From what I learnt from Youtubers is that I'm supposed to cover the top with dried leaves, but since I don't have them, I just use newspaper to replace the dried leaves.

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Usually people will use compost bin to do all of this, but since I'm doing it on a small scale and using all the recyclable things I have at home, I just need to make sure I cover them up to retain moisture and heat.

I'm not sure if I'm doing it right because I have modified it with my own ways, but we will see after a week or two how it's going to turn out.

Will keep and update on its progress. After it's done, I'm going to use the soil for my batch of baby gingers sprouts.

Thank you and see you in my next post!

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All photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.


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Thank you.

Me too. I mean I am curious about how it turns out. The small scale is good for experiments, so it shouldn't be a problem.

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We'll see how it goes!

We do not have a garden here at the moment so do not do composting but growing up it was a daily thing taking leftovers and such out to our compost pile my dad was very big on it

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That's great you already experienced it before.

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Ohh yes I remember so well my dad explaining why we did it and his garden always produced the best Veges so I know he was right

I hope your weekend went well :)

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No wonder you remember it well.
Hope you have a blessed week!

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You to have a blessed week

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You can literally just dig a hole in the garden and bury the scraps. They'll degrade on their own. They degrade faster if you aerate the soil occasionally though.
It looks from your images that you have the compostable materials separate from the dirt though. What you want to do is mix them up a bit, and cover them with a layer of dirt right on top. Then moisten the dirt & put something on top, like leaves, or newspaper. Also helps if you get some worms.

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Thanks for the great advise @geekpowered! Will make another one base on your descriptions soon.

I don't have any land, all my plants are in tue pots. That's why I did it in a container.

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You should be able to do it in a container still. Just should probably get worms, to speed it along so it doesn't smell. But, if it does, you can also just get a carbon filter. They're pretty cheap. My compost bin has one on the top.

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If this experiment goes well, I plan to get myself a cheaper compost bin or I can diy something again. Thanks for letting me know there's such thing as a carbon filter. I have much to learn... Thanks again!

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I like your instinct to try to recycle something! Just keep your eyes out & maybe you'll find a small container you can use that's a bit bigger than what you have!
Good luck!

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Yup, I always find ways to reuse things around me, will keep an eye for sure.
Thanks!

I must say your presentation is just fascinating, great job for whole recycling DIY

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Thank you very much for your support!!!

Years ago, a girlfriend I was dating at the time and who composted everything, enlisted me to make her a bigger compost containment area outside, so animals couldn't get at it. She also enlisted me to set up these huge tanks she had gotten, for collecting rain water. Come to think of it, I sure did a lot of free work for that girl! LOL

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Hahaha... Yes you did, and your hardwork is not wasted because you have help the mother earth, so good job!

Nice one. I think I could try this and give another chance for planting. Hopefully this time around my plants wouldn't by dying out on me again. Cheers!

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Good luck to you!!!

This is neat. I don't have anywhere good to put it since my balcony opens up to my living room and bedroom.
I think you should put banana peels in there for potassium.

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I did put in banana peels inside, and it was one of the main ingredients to do this compost. 😉

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Sorry, I must have missed that part.
This will make a great compost for your plants.

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No worries and thanks!

Really interesting, lets see how all these will turn out:) Will it be a mass of ground in the end?

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I don't think so. Let's see what will happen.

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Lets hope that no monster comes out of it,lol.

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Haha... really hope not!

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Hmmm.. interesting, I'm curious to see how this turns out... are you going to keep it indoors? I would have just buried it in the garden!

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It need to be outdoor because they need heat and moist...

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Thank you!

Wow, great effort! Waiting to see how it turns out - I've always wanted to do this but being in an apartment with limited outdoors' space makes it more challenging...

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Totally get what you mean!

Well done @joelai! Composting is such a wonderful and easy thing to do. Wonderful for your plants and flowers. Glad to see you're doing this!

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Thank you so much @birdsinparadise, am still learning here!

Will be following up to see how this turns out.
We don't have a lot of kitchen leftovers anymore since we have chicken, though

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Thanks @simplymike!
Well, chicken has the priority!

A great idea here to use kitchen waste my friend.
We also have a huge heap of compost over here, but your idea is great for those that do not have space.
Blessings!

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I will try to make a bigger one after this, hopefully can find one.

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I know that some people make compost inside plastic drums my friend.
Maybe you should Google to see how they do it?
Blessings!

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Yes I will, I usually watch Youtube, easy to learn. Thanks my friend!

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You are indeed going about things the right way, as Google has mountains of information.
Blessings!

I am really interested to see how this turns out. I have a composting pile and have always used one, as my parents were huge into composting for the free and best fertilizer, I also have a tank that collects rainwater and I use it for the plants I keep on my porch as the rainwater doesn't reach them.

I hope it works well for you as composting is absolutely the best way to go! Your post is so well put together! Great job!

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Thank you!

I have a compost pail in my kitchen to hold compost items until I can take them to the big bin outside. Love adding compost to soil!

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That's great, we all should be doing this at home don't we... 😄