Food waste composting – it can be a baffling affair, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be a glorious, slightly magical process to help facilitate.
We’ve just popped up another little backyard video as part of our Covid-19 Crisis Gardening series, showing three ways people can compost their food waste – you can now watch it here.
A little disclaimer – it’s so hard for me to put this very brief overview up as I know there’s a million more bits of information that I missed out on telling y’all. For example, things to NOT put in a small compost bin (as seen above) include:
- Weedy plants, i.e. runner grasses, oxalis and seeds from invasive species. As it’s a cold compost they wont break down and you’ll end up spreading them everywhere!
- Diseased plants – if you’re plant’s sick, bin or burn it instead of putting it into your compost bin.
- Large bits of meat/bones.
- Glossy paper/magazines (too much heavy ink).
- Some tea bags have polypropylene plastics – check with the brand if you’re not sure.
So be sure to dig a bit deeper into some of our free resources below for a lot more information and inspiration for you to wrap your beautiful brains around.
- Worm farms – in many shapes and sizes.
- Which worm farm is best for you?
- How to build a worm farm seat or bench.
- How to rodent-proof your compost bin.
- We also wrote a little book for our local Council on heaps of ways you can compost food waste that you can download for free.
- The Home Composting Project was another initiative we did with local Council with data collection, education and giant compost artwork billboards in our city (swoon).
- Oh, and then there’s our blog all about compost tea!