Monday, February 23, 2015

Want a Greener Kitchen? Here's Your Simple Guide to Kitchen Composting!

Want a Greener Kitchen? Here's Your Simple Guide to Kitchen Composting!Don't get bogged down with excess information and facts! Composting in he kitchen is both easy and a simple way to contribute to environmental health and sustainability. 

Even children enjoy the experience as they observe the process and decomposition of life and and how it affects our own bodies. 

When we choose to compost our food scraps and other biodegradable waste, we are creating soil, and nutrient dense fertilizer for our gardens, not to mention, reducing what goes into the landfill. At Bayes, we encourage all our friends, families and customers, to be responsible with the choices they make and to respect the world they live in. 

Here are some simple composting tips for the green kitchen:
How To Compost 
Composting requires warm temperatures at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit, moderate moisture, and space to turn the pile. You can really make kitchen waste composting as simple or as complex as you which. The end results are finer with multiple bins or with a rotating tumbler whereas piles on the ground or mixing into garden beds yields more robust and chunkier compost.

For the simplest way, keep an air tight container in the kitchen, on the counter or under the sink are common places, where you will store your scraps as you go. You can even purchase biodegradable bags to line your container with, even you don't plan to add it to any soil and choose to dispose of it in your yard waste container instead.  Be sure to empty that bag every 5 days or so, since it is compostable and will begin to biodegrade as well. 

For even more thorough kitchen composting, you can also utilize a worm bin where the little guys eat their way through your debris and deposit moist worm castings for fertilizer and soil amendment. {}
Different Composting Methods 
It wouldn’t really be stretching the truth to say all you need are a shovel and a patch of dirt for kitchen waste composting. Dig the scraps at least 8 inches down and cover them with dirt so animals aren’t tempted to feast on them. Chop up the scraps with a shovel or spade. Smaller pieces have open surfaces for anaerobic bacteria to attack. This makes composting a faster process.
Alternately you can invest in a 3-bin system where the first bin is raw compost or fresh kitchen scraps. The second bin will be partially broken down and well turned. The third bin will hold fully composted material, ready for your garden. You can also just make a pile in a sunny location and layer the scraps with leaf litter, grass clippings and soil. Turn the compost material every week and mist with water when composting kitchen waste.
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Enjoy Your composting journey!

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