Simple Steps To Perfect Compost
Location, Location, Location
Place your Mantis composter in a location that is preferably shady and out-of-the-way but still convenient to your kitchen and garden.
Best Ingredients for Composting Bins
The Three Essentials
There are three essential components for creating great compost... food, air, and water. Providing air and water is relatively easy. You just need to be sure that you have the right amounts. Providing the right food – which most people call the ingredients of their compost – requires just a little more effort.
Begin to enjoy the many benefits of compost by digging it into the top 4” of vegetable and flower beds in the spring. This will establish a good humus level and mineral balance in your soil, and provide the nutrients that your plants need. In mid-season, mix compost with soil as a side dressing along vegetable rows or around flower plants.
4 Easy Steps To Making Great Compost
Fill the first drum with your mix of organic leftovers and yard scraps, and close the door. Let this chamber begin to "cook." When you have more throwouts to compost, just begin filling the second drum.
Turning Your Composting Bins
Turn, Turn, Turn for Better Compost
Compost is that wonderful combination of microscopic mineral particles and decomposed organic material that makes your garden thrive. Composting is what gardeners do to control, or assist, the naturally occurring decaying of organic matter.