How To Compost At Home Using a Kitchen Bin
It may seem like the latest home fad, but composting has been used since the Stone Age. Some evidence unearthed in the British Isles suggests that Scottish farmers improved their little farms with compost as long as 12,000 years ago. Of course, these days you don’t need to live on a farm – or even have a backyard – to reap the benefits of composting. If your crops are limited to houseplants, you can make the most of your kitchen waste to help them grow better when you learn how to compost at home.
Composting at home can help keep a significant amount of waste out of landfills – as much 30 percent! The main reason, however, is to help grow healthy plants without chemical fertilizers, whether that’s out in the backyard or in your apartment. In fact, compost has earned the nickname “black gold” and that’s because the mix of decayed organic matter is very valuable as a nutrient-rich soil additive, according to Colombia University’s Earth Institute.
What Can I Compost?
For what goes into a composter, the list of “do’s” is generally longer than the list of “don’ts” and is driven by the type