Why should I start composting? What is it anyway and what will I do with it once I have made it? Understanding the value of finished compost is one of the best ways to get into composting.
Often referred to as “Black Gold” by organic gardeners, it’s relatively easy to make, virtually free and good for the environment. Why wouldn't you want to do it? We have compiled our top 10 reasons to start composting today!
Top 10 Reasons to Start Composting NOW
1. It's good for the environment
About half of what we throw into the garbage bin is food and garden vegetation. Composting reduces greenhouse emissions and reduces your carbon footprint because when organic waste ends up in landfill, it decomposes without oxygen and p
Successful composting involves the right conditions. You can control certain factors by changing the type of waste matter you are adding, but factors such as oxygen levels and temperature can be very hard to manage. The correct choice of composter can allow you to easily cater for this and achieve composting success.
If climate and location are potential issues for you, an insulated composter is recommended to regulate temperatures in both hot and cold climates and locations.
Composters with adjustable air vents can assist with oxygen control and those that are sealed and elevated can prevent rodents while allowing for a wider range of waste materials to be composted.
Rotating Versus Fixed Composters
Keen to start composting? Have you tried before and did not create that beautiful ‘brown gold’ compost soil that you’ve heard about?
Don’t give up now! With a few tips, you can easily turn your kitchen and garden waste into good quality, organic compost to feed your garden.
For the transformation of waste to compost soil to occur the right conditions need to be in place. You will need the right balance of oxygen, temperature, moisture, organic matter, and the right type and number of microorganisms.
The organic matter portion of the formula will need to be made up of the right levels of nitrogen and carbon to achieve optimum results. The levels of each will depend on your climate, composter location and the type of organic waste that you are adding.
Let's get ready to tumble!!
Composting isn't a new thing that we in the 21st century have just started doing; in fact the practice of composting is thousands of years old! There is evidence that the Romans, Greeks and the tribes of Israel all knew about compost, there are references in the bible and also in Renaissance literature by notable writer William Shakespear! Although we suspect that the steps are somewhat different these days.
Read on to find out just how easy it is to start your own compost pile with the use of a Joraform Rotating Composter.
Compost in 3 easy steps...
Joraform composters have been a central part of the Vitality 4 Life range for more than 12 years. The fondness for this product is due to not only the quality of the workmanship on the units, but the innovative design which produces such quality compost.
Composting is simply the end product after the decomposition of organic materials (anything that was once alive). This includes garden waste, kitchen scraps, manure, leaves, grass clippings, straw. Recycling this household waste using composters significantly reduces the impact on local government collection services.
While in theory composting should be reasonably easy, there are common issues which are solved with the Joraform range of composters.