The Only Life Hack Guide for Composting You Need to Get Started
Let's Start Composting
Materials For Compost Pile
- Grass clippings.
- Tree leaves.
- Vegetable food scraps (coffee grounds, lettuce, potato peels, banana peels, avocado skins)
- Black and white newspaper.
- Printer paper.
- Most disease free yard waste.
- Vegetarian animal manure
- Noxious weeds from around the yard.
Do Not Put In Compost Pile
Diseased plant material, animal fat, or oil. As a rule of thumb I take a word of advice from The best crop rotational farmer out there Joel Salatin "If you smell it before you see it you know it aint' good."
Water Your Compost
Water your compost helps keep it moist especially with the added heat bonus. Never let your compost pile get too dry. We want to keep our living biome happy and moving along with its compost process.
Black Paint Hack
Paint your compost bin with flat black paint and line the inside with 3 mil. industrial black garbage bags to create a hot environment for your compost to breakdown effectively. The black helps the compost stay warm at night.
Compost Bin Winter Garden Hack
Bury your flat black compost bin half below the surface of your garden bed in a hoop house or greenhouse. Make sure the top is placed in direct sunlight. This will heat up the compost bin and thus, in turn, heat up your garden bed. This is a great winter gardening hack.
- Hand auger
- Black 3 mil. Trash Bags
- An unused garbage bin
- Flat Black Paint
Mix It To Fix It
When you have your finished compost and receive a new abundant supply of compostable scraps you can just mix them in with the pile and it will erode faster. Once your compost gains momentum it will erode faster because of the abundance of micro-organisms in your soil. Don't be surprised if you see seeds becoming little plants in your compost bin. That's a good thing!
Use a hand Auger to till or an attachment auger to a drill to emphasize comfort.
Thermophilic Compost Kills Pathogens
Our black heat loving bin uses heat-loving bacteria to kill all the pathogens in the soil and help rejuvenate it by eradicating parasitic worm eggs, human pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, along with other atributed plant disease organisms.
Foliar Spray Hack/Compost Tea
Let 2 quarts of compost sit in 6 gallons of water for 3 months in a flat black bucket in good sunlight. By adding an airstone to help circulate oxygen you can create a foliar spray that can distribute vital nutrients to mass acreage of land. This special compost tea technique is extremely vital for big agriculture.