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Thursday, November 7, 2013

How to compost;

  Methods to compost piles of organic matter;

What is the characteristic of fast method?

How to compost organic matter?,

The efficacious of composting needs some technical methods, depending onto the piles to be transformed to compost and the time length to complete the process. The method chosen will be influenced by the amount of organic materials to be composted, the time and energy afforded for the project.

The space:

1.    Compost pile needs to be large enough to hold heat but small enough to allow proper aeration.
2.    Pile should be laid on about one cubic yard which is 3ft3 as the wide, the long and the tall.
3.    Larger piles are not recommended because they are difficult to aerate and to process.
4.    Enough spaces are needed for working around the pile and for storing raw materials such as leaves, straws and others.
5.    Convenient place for compost pile is desired, particularly, that is close by and easily accessible to water and the organic matters.
6.    Also a level, partially shaded spot is an ideal.
7.    Otherwise it is possible to build a pile or bin in full sun and gets excellent results.
8.    Compost piles could not be built against wooden buildings or trees as these may be decayed.

Bins or open piles

Composting bins may save space and look neater, but not essential for successful composting, because good quality compost can be produced using either bins or open piles.

Methods of composting piles

there are nearly three methods of composting, the standard, the slow and the fast method.

Standard method:

1.    This method is recommended if there is a variety of organic materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, kitchen scraps, and garden wastes.
2.    The pile should be mixed each week.
3.    This method produces compost during six to eight week or longer, depending on the season, whether it is hot or cold.
4.    In standard method different types of organic materials can be combined together as well as green and brown organics.

Slow method:

1.    This method is suitable, when there are no steady supply organic materials.
2.    The method requires longer time to complete, that may be expended to six months or even to two years.
3.    Storage space is not needed whereas the organic materials are added to the pile as they become available.
4.    Since this composting is a natural process, so there is no need to check the proper mix or moisture.
5.    If recycling and waste reduction are the main goals then the slow method is recommended as it takes little attention.

Fast method:

1. This method is required, when there is a need of lot compost to add to the soil or the availability of enormous amounts of organic matters to be composted.
2. In this case the fast compost method is used, but it requires much more energy and attention to get finished product very quickly.

Characteristic of fast method:

1.    Extra space needed for gathering and storing organic materials.
2.    All organic materials are chopped or shredded before they could be added to pile.
3.    Some might need using electrical or gasoline powered chippers and shredders, lawn mowers, prunes or hatchets can also be used to chop items.
4.    Constant checking for the temperature of composting pile.
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