1. Get the right balance of brown material and green material. Optimal balance is 30:1.
2. Mix and Turn the Compost More Often
3. Check the Moisture Level of your Compost
4. Use the Berkeley Method of "Fast Composting"
5. Shred Some of the Ingredients - Especially the Brown Material
6. Use a Compost Tumbler
7. Use Alfalfa Meal
8. Have More than One Pile
9. Start with a Worm Compost Bin
10. Grow your Own Fertilizer
Tips can be found at http://www.compost-info-guide.com/make_better_compost.htm
Compost is decomposed organic material. It is a natural process that is very simple. The composted material can be either plant material or animal matter. These natural materials leave a rich, sweet-smelling soil. This material is a must for good gardening. Composting is becoming a common practice among gardeners. It can be done either indoors or outdoors.
Compost is great for the garden because it improves the soil. The improvement of the soil will ultimately lead to better plants, flowers, and vegetables. Compost provides most of the important nutrients for healthy plant growth. Compost also releases the needed nutrients slowly over time, this leads to a slow and steady intake of the nutrients. It also improves the soil's ability to use the correct amounts of air and moisture to optimize plant growth.
Composting also has an environmental benefit, it reduces the amount of trash that is collected and put into our landfills. Obvisouly, the more we compost, the less we contribute to the cost of trash removal and the amount of materials in landfills.
This graph gives you a great overview of the process of composting. Click on the picture for more info.
Play this fun online game to get a better idea of how to compost. It is important to balance your brown items with your green items. Click on the picture to play the game.
Rotating Closed Bins