Site preparation and compost tab

August 12, 2017 17:52 | General Information About Plants

matter is compost laid in a log or shoulder will become the simple pile, you need to prepare the site, which then coats can lay the prepared material.To do this, the proposed site to delimit, with the entire area selected soil to a depth of 30 cm and put it aside.The soil will need to create an intermediate layer under the material tab in the compost and

place for small compost pile can find in any garden.It can look quite decorative when planted next to the winding or nasturtium pumpkin, massive leaves which will create compost shadow

cover.At the bottom of the pit must be made coarse drainage layer of organic material, such as comminuted wood scraps and fibrous stems that will be filtered to provide extra moisture and ventilation.On light sandy soils, it is recommended to the bottom of the pit lay a layer of clay soil to prevent subsidence compost deep and immediate seepage into the lower layers of soil nutrients from the compost.After site preparation can begin bookmark raw material for composti

ng.Good raw material should be crushed to lay layers of 10-15 cm, while mixing thoroughly so thin organic radicals, such as kitchen waste, grass, foliage, with coarser material.To prevent the occurrence of caking and decay processes due to lack of access of air moist kitchen waste or grass cuttings should be mixed with larger dry ingredients.Moreover, as already noted, a complex combination of various types of material, large and small, animal and vegetable origin, rich in protein and containing carbon, achieves an optimal ratio of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) and in the compost serves as a guarantee favorable decomposition.In a homogeneous tab, for example, only "fat" material containing protein (kitchen scraps, fresh grass, green manure plants), the decomposition process will be very slow due to the poverty of raw materials composition, it is possible the occurrence of decay processes.Layers of house and garden waste should be alternated with layers of soil;manure or poultry manure.The compost is also recommended to add additional materials: fumed silica, lime, clay and bone meal.These additives enrich the compost valuable nutrients and serve to some extent the decomposition catalysts.The last layer should be pledged compost soil and a thick layer of coarse mulch material, straw or leaves that serves as an air cushion to prevent overheating of compost and retaining excess water during wetting.It is also recommended cover reed mats or compost perforated film, but in any case, the coating must have a porous structure, not to limit the gas exchange processes in the compost.To protect from direct sunlight and rain, you can build a canopy of the boards.