A great way to contribute to the health of your herbs, or any plants and support environmental health is composting. It really is easier and cleaner than you may think, and it really doesn’t take very much time as long as you turn your compost pile frequently.
Working compost into your soil will nourish your plants by providing them with nutrients. Composting is 100% better for the environment than depositing your kitchen and yard waste in the landfills, and it benefits your garden at the same time. You can get the best composting service through online resources.
Buying or Building a Compost Bin
If you are handy and like to build things, you may want to build your own compost bin. Some cities actually provide free compost bins to residents because it helps cut down on the amount of trash that goes into landfills. The location that you choose for your compost bin may have an impact on how fast your compost happens. Compost will generally happen faster in a sunnier location.
Getting Your Compost On!
Once you get your compost bin set up, you can either follow the directions that come with the bin if you purchased one, or start with 4 to 6 inches of “brown” material, such as dead leaves or straw.
Then you can begin incorporating “green material” in the form of kitchen scraps such as eggshells, fruit and vegetable scraps, rice, pasta, teabags, coffee grounds, and houseplant cuttings. Do not put meat, bones, or other animal parts into your compost pile.