To Compost with a GeoBin¸ you have to unroll the GeoBin sheeting and allow it to flatten out to make it easier to work with. After that, assemble the GeoBin using the included instructions. Then, Follow the standard guidelines for household composting. You need to Alternate layers of “green” materials with “brown” materials, aiming for three times as much brown as green. Once adding materials, you must try to fill in the bottom edges uniformly all the way around to increase the bin’s stability as well as decrease buckling of the bin’s bottom edge.
To most effectively aerate the GeoBin’s contents, you should use a long, thin aerator or similar tool to turn over the layers. Once your pile is fully composted and you are ready to disassemble the GeoBin and start a new batch, you have to make sure to reverse the bin so that the former bottom edge becomes the top.
To Compost Wheatgrass, you have to prepare the barrel for composting use. You need to Drill holes spaced 2 inches apart around the entire diameter of the barrel. You must Set the barrel inside an inverted trash can lid slightly larger than the barrel. You should Place the barrel in a warm location that receives no direct sunlight. After that, Layer used wheatgrass mats across the bottom of the barrel.
You can break the mats up into smaller pieces rather than placing full mats in the barrel. Then, Place a layer of vegetable scraps or leftover wheatgrass pulp from a juicer over the layer of wheatgrass mats. Next, Add earthworms to the barrel after the vegetable scraps. You have to Place another layer of broken-up wheatgrass mats over the earthworms and scraps. You need to cover the barrel with a lid.
Forth, Layer more vegetable scraps and wheatgrass mats to the barrel as they become available. After that, wait until the barrel is completely full for a month, then mix the compost weekly. You must check the compost for readiness two months after the barrel is filled.
To Identify Creatures in Compost, you have to observe the area around your compost bin to ensure that there aren’t any birds, mice or rats around or evidence of these creatures such as droppings and footprints. If there is such evidence, you need to place metal mesh around your compost bin and hang birdfeeders away from it. After that, look around your compost bin to see if there are any flying bugs that are probably unwanted. You must reduce the population of flying pests with keeping meat, fish, dairy products and animal waste out of your bin. You should turn your compost so that your food waste is towards the middle of the pile rather than on top.
Then, Open your compost bin and turn the compost inside to reveal an assortment of organisms. Next, observe the critters to see whether or not they have legs. Forth, Use an insect guide with photographs or illustrations to identify these organisms. You can control unwanted pests by eliminating their food sources or spraying them with using a solution of 1 tbsp. liquid soap combined with a quart of water.
To Compost with BioBags, you have to Designate a 3-gallon trash can to be used in your kitchen for food waste only. After that, Line this trash can with a BioBag. Then, Throw fruit and vegetable waste, coffee grounds, tea bags as well as egg shells into this trash can. Next, prepare a compost bin in your backyard. You need to layer four parts with dry leaves with one part with grass clippings and manure.
Forth, throw your bio bag into the compost bin once it fills with food waste. After that, Turn your compost with a garden fork at least when a week to aerate your compost, regulate its temperature and distribute moisture.
To Compost with Newspaper and Cardboard, you have to Place cardboard in large bucket. After that, add lukewarm water to cover cardboard. Then, add one drop of detergent to water. You need to Stir gently and let rest for 20 minutes. Next, Remove cardboard and wring until mostly dry.
You must Tear or cut into small pieces, no larger than three square inches. Using scissors, you should shred newspaper into 3-inch strips. You can cut strips into 3-inch squares. Forth, Mix cardboard and newspaper into your compost pile. After that, Mix the pile thoroughly with a shovel every 5 to 10 days.
When the pile has decomposed sufficiently, you have to gather the soil for use throughout your yard and garden.
To Save Garden Seeds, you have to pick plants that you want to save early in the season. You need to look for plants with healthy growth habits, abundant flowers or exceptional flavor. After that, let some faded flowers to remain on the plant toward the end of the growing season. Then, Harvest seeds when the seed heads are dry to the touch and brown. You must gather seed pods by hand or with clippers if stems are tough.
Next, Allow vegetables to over-ripen on the plant before harvesting the seeds. After harvesting, you should place seeds on top of a water heater to dry for up to one week. You can let it to dry thoroughly before storing. After that, Store seeds in their own protective pods or shake them free. You have to store loose in paper envelopes.
Then, Label each seed envelope with the variety and date harvested. You need to Use a waterproof pen to avoid disappointment and confusion later on. Next, Place the labeled envelopes inside an air-tight container. You must store in a cool and dry location until the next planting season.
To Control Flies in Compost, you have to Look at the compost pile and see what material is attracting the flies. You need to look for large clumps of fresh animal feces, pieces of meat, grease, or a dead animal. After that, remove the large items the flies are attracted to. You must place in a household garbage container if they are present. Then, Add brown organic matter such as dried leaves, hay or straw to the compost pile.
You should completely cover the top of the compost with the brown organic matter to a depth of three inches. Next, Turn the compost pile with a shovel or manure fork. You can incorporate the brown organic material into the compost pile. You have to add more brown matter until the pile is 60 percent brown material. Forth, Add water to the compost pile until it is moist.