Composting for mother nature

Everyday at a very odd hour of 1pm in the afternoon, I am reunited with the veggie peels basket that lies in the kitchen. I pick up my gardening tools along with the peels basket and I walk into my garden and towards a fat pit full of compost. I put my peels in and cover them up with a layer of soil so it doesn't smell. I have added many such pits in my garden, most of them have started to bloom my flowers and much of my garden has begun to flourish. The thing about compost is that it only asks to be set up with nothing but peels and any natural waste, and it will make your greenery greener, your fruits more plum and your flowers will have a wider smile. It not only improves the ability of your soil to breathe but also makes it rich in nutrients.


After I am done with my customary afternoon visit to my compost pit, I cover it up with soil, then I sprinkle some water on the top layer and then I bid the pit goodbye. 

A well run compost process facilitates finished produce that is clean
and readily marketable, minimizes nuisance potential and is easy to run.
Composting may be used as an alternative for waste management that
is environmentally friendly, wealth generating and affordable. 

Here is a list of things you can compost: - 

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds 
  • Tea filters
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Yard trimmings
  • Wood chips
  • Hair and fur
  • Leaves etc 

Benefits of composting: - 

  • Suppresses plant diseases and pests 
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers
  • Promote higher yields of agricultural crops
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills thereby reducing your carbon footprint
  • Enriches the soil and the plants with important minerals. 

Happy Composting! 

 

- (Shreya Kothari)

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