What to compost?

Recently, I’ve been composting at home. So far the compost is made up of only vegetables that are raw and uncooked leftovers. The thing with compost is that it needs to be raw fruit and veg preferably without juices, so the compost doesn’t smell.

Composting indoors

Curiously, I researched how to compost indoors due to no outdoor space. The composting experience that I have had over the past few days is that he amount of food must be small, and dryer. I have used jars to keep the mix from spilling. Indoor composting is a great way to start small composing at home, the benefits are endless. Being able to see the leftovers turn into soil is a great scientific experiment with nature.

How to compost

Firstly, you will need to grab a jar and some fruits and veg leftover. You can cut the composting parts into smaller chunks so they decompose faster or leave them be, after you’ve done that place all the compost into the jar then sprinkle some soil or dirt over the top. The dirt will help to cover the smell and trap more moisture for the bacteria to thrive in. Every once in a while check on the compost and water very lightly if it looks dried.

Benefits of composting at home

Many benefits of having a compost jar at home is all for the environment. Composting improves air quality by reducing methane, the thing is, once the natural waste like fruit and veg leftovers go to landfill they decompose anaerobically. This means that the fruit and veg will decompose with the bacteria eating it respiring and gathering energy without the use of oxygen. They will then produce methane as a product of its decomposition and this can become a problem due to the fact that majority of household waste is organic. Methane s also a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, so it will absorb more heat from the sun and increase the rate of global warming drastically.

However, to reduce the increasing rate of global warming which is now leading to climate change, we can al tart by composting at home. Composting at home will reduce the amount of organic waste in the bin and help the bacteria healthily decompose leftovers aerobically. This process requires oxygen, and instead produces carbon dioxide as a product.

Another benefit is that you will feel like a superhero because you helped reduce the production of methane and lower your overall contribution to climate change. Composting at home done right can keep everyone happy, especially the plants. Once your compost is ready and back into soil, place it into some of the gardening pots and sow some seeds. The compost will be rich in nutrients and boost the plants growing ability. To label your new plants and possibly food, use an old bamboo toothbrush and  save the world by using less plastic too.