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A Beginners Guide To Composting

A Beginners Guide To Composting

Compost is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Composting is a great way to help reduce your food waste. Rather than sending unwanted trash to landfill take your organic material (such as food, paper, even loose leave tea) and turn it back into soil!

What is composting?

Compost is decayed organic matter. Fruit and vegetable scraps can be organic material, but so can crushed eggshells and even dairy! When you mix a variety of these items together in a compost pile, they break down naturally into a nutrient-rich fertiliser that helps gardens grow. 

What can you compost?

Here are a few of the many items you can compost:

Meat, Fish, Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy, Coffee, Wilted Flowers, Crushed Egg Shells, Loose Leaf Tea, & Paper (Used Paper towel, Napkins)

Home Composting

We love the Urban Composter for indoor composting at home. This compact, composting system turns your kitchen food scraps into nutrient-rich fertiliser your plants will love. Its size means it can sit nicely on a kitchen bench, or hidden away in a cupboard. 

The whole system is simple to use and goes to work the second the scraps are tossed in.

The fermentation process is activated by the Compost Accelerator Spray which to help break down the food waste. 

Each time you place your scraps in the Urban Composter, pump your spray around 2-3 times to begin the fermentation.

In as little as a few days you will be able to drain off your homemade, 100% organic fertiliser from the tap which you dilute with water for use on your indoor plants or in the garden. When the Urban Composter is full, simply tip the scraps into a larger outdoor compost bin or you can bury the waste.

What are the benefits of composting? 

Compost reduces greenhouse gases

When we send out food waste to landfills, it cannot decay efficiently and produces methane, a greenhouse gas. By composting your food scraps you will help to reduce the emission of methane into the environment. The large amount of methane gas in our atmosphere is a known contributor to global warming.

Improves soil quality

Composting is known to regenerate poor soil by encouraging the production of beneficial micro-organisms (mainly bacteria and fungi), which then break down organic matter. 

Compost is great for indoor plants!

Compost can be used for indoor house plants. Compost is a nutrient-rich component that can perform wonders for your plants, regardless if it is indoors or outdoors. 

Compost can be paired well with house plants and containers as long as they are given the proper amount of sunlight and moisture. Compost is made to improve plant life; it does not matter whether it is inside or outside, in soil or in a pot.

By composting you will save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment. Have we convinced you to start composting yet?!