How do you turn your food and garden scraps into rich, healthy compost?
Worms, fungi, good bacteria and other tiny creatures do the work for you. The secret of healthy compost is to feed your workers and keep them happy. A healthy compost system needs: food, air, moisture and a good location.
A healthy compost system needs: food, air, moisture and a good location.
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Set up your compost in a sheltered spot with lots of sun.
Feed your compost a 50/50 mix of green scraps and brown scraps.
Help your compost to breathe by tumbling it every time you feed it (2-3 times a week is optimal).
Add dry materials or a little water as needed to keep your compost moist, but not too wet.
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It's best to avoid food waste in the first place.
One way to do this is to plan your weekly meals in advance. This will allow you to save money because you'll only be purchasing the ingredients that you need.
Visit the Love Food Hate Waste Website to learn more.