If you’re new to composting and want a guide to help you do it right, this checklist is for you!
There are many reasons to begin composting your kitchen scraps instead of tossing them into the garbage:
- It keeps nutrients and organic matter out of the landfill.
- Smaller trash bill!
- You can create rich fertilizer for your garden (for free!).
- You save a lot of money by creating your own compost instead of buying it.
- It makes organic gardening incredibly easy since compost is one of the best ways to improve the health and yield of your garden.
There are so many reasons for composting that I do whatever it takes to be able to compost my food scraps even when I don’t have outdoor space (vermicomposting is one way I do that).
How to Compost
When I started my first compost pile I had no idea what I was doing. I had my husband build a bin that was completely non-functional. I also threw kitchen scraps into the bin and nothing else. It didn’t take long for the pile to begin stinking!
Because the bin was so poorly designed, it was also difficult to do anything with the bin or the compost. To say it was a failure would be a nice way to put it!
I did some research and learned the basics of how organic material decomposes and how a well-tended compost pile can make the composting process go much faster.
I then learned the easy steps I needed to take to ensure my compost pile wouldn’t be stinky and attract animals) but would turn my kitchen scraps into rich fertilizer for my garden.
I share all of this with you in this printable guide and checklist. The checklist is an easy way to know if you’ve followed best practices (at a glance) so you can be confident that you will have rich compost to help you grow organic produce.
Get the free guide and composting checklist here: