So we all here know very well that around 30% of the food we buy gets in the trash, this is a lot of food.
On the other hand, for those of us that have our own garden growing vegetables, sometimes the soil isn’t of good quality and the veggies can’t grow well. We can actually solve these two problems with one simple habit: throw your leftovers on a compost bin.
I know you may think of a compost bin as something nasty, that smells a lot and stuff, but this is actually not true if you do it right and you can have it right next to your kitchen without any hygiene issue.
I’ve built one of this in at home. Just used a big black plastic bag, put it in a container with some dirt inside and some worms that a friend gave me. This little creatures will eat almost everything you throw at them in a few days and convert it into organic matter. So no smell, no attracting insects, everything is clean and looks just like soil. You can then remove some of this compost and fertilize your garden.
- Worms like humid places but no wet. Usually the humidity of the veggies are just ok, but check it from time to time.
- If you place it outside cover the top so when it rains it doesn’t makes a disaster.
- Do not expose it directly into the sun.
- Don’t throw meat in it.
- Be careful with any acid leftover like lemons, onions, etc. It’s not a huge deal but I’m pretty sure the worms don’t like them either.
- Make sure the bottom is full of soil and the top is covered in green material so they always have food available.
There is also different types of composters, I leave you some ideas:
The traditional composter, just like mine.
The flat composter: very simple, just make a hole in the backyard with something to cover it, trapdoor-shape.
The Urban Worm Bag for those of you that want to keep it simple https://urbanwormcompany.com/
There are more sophisticated ones like this one https://assets.leevalley.com/Size4/10102/CT123-3-stage-composter-i-0001.jpg.
So there are plenty of options! Now that you know this is on you to try it out. You won’t regret it.
Have you tried one of this already?