When it comes to getting rid of your leftovers and food scraps or enriching the soil of your small container garden, composting is the ideal solution.
While many use large outdoor composting setups, if you live in an apartment and don’t have access to this kind of space, it can seem difficult.
Apartment composting isn’t impossible.
A GUIDE TO APARTMENT COMPOSTING
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Apartment composting is simple and when done correctly, can have an amazing benefit to your indoor container gardens.
With this Guide to Apartment Composting, you will be composting in your small space, in no time without the fuss.
THE COMPOST BIN
When it comes to apartment composting, you will need to find a proper bin.
You can either make your own composting bin or purchase one to use.
Typical kitchen compost bins have a charcoal filter to help eliminate odors and are generally small and steel.
While there are more in-depth bins out there, the traditional ones are highly functional and work extremely well.
If you want to make your own, you will probably opt for a worm composting bin.
Creating one of these bins can take quite a bit of effort, patience and a few tools.
When worm composting is done correctly, it will not create an odor. Worm composting is an extremely popular method and can work well if implemented properly.
WHERE TO PUT YOUR COMPOST
One of the largest problems that apartment composters run into, is trying to figure out where they should put their compost once it is finished composting.
If you are growing enough indoor plants and gardens, these can use your compost as soil for them. Sometimes though, you will have excess soil and you will need to find a place to put it.
There are many things you can do with your excess compost, to make sure it gets used properly.
If you have excess soil from your apartment composter, consider the following:
- Give your compost to local gardeners or landscapers if they will take it.
- Consider giving it to a farm.
- Ask neighbors and friends if they want to use it for their gardens.
- Some cities and towns have programs for taking composted soil, call around and see if there is something like this in your area.
When it comes to apartment composting, there are several fantastic options to choose from.
Composting is a great way to provide your plants with healthy soil and get rid of food scraps in a healthy manner.
Remember, living in a small space with limited outdoor space doesn’t have to prevent you from composting.
Get started today!
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