Composting is the natural microbial process that breaks down organic matter like grass and food scraps into a soil amendment like fertilizer or mulch.
Simply press a button once you’ve filled it up with scraps and the machine helps break down the organic matter.
This is an outdoor composter on legs that has two chambers. One to add to and the other to leave alone to “cook.”
You can either build your own composter, buy a yard composter, or use no enclosure at all.
We like finding a corner of a yard or garden that gets a mix of sun and shade during the day.
Create a base layer with wood chips, twigs, or another natural material that will aerate the soil.
Add compost in 4 inch layers that alternate between greens and browns so the carbon and nitrogen is balanced.
Water the entire pile and mix it up after every two layers.