How to Make Organic Compost for Your Garden
1. Prepare 2 pails or containers. Make some small holes at the bottom of the pails or containers. This allows the extra water to be drained out from the pails or containers. (You want the compost pile to remain damp, but not dripping wet).
2. Materials used to make compost:
2.1 wet material: any kitchen scraps like coffee grounds, peelings, fruit cores, eggshells, tea leaves, etc. Any kitchen waste that is not greasy can be composted.
2.2 dry material: paper, sawdust, small branches and twigs, straw, etc.
3. Lay 1 layer of medium size stone at the bottom of pails or containers
4. Put 1 layer of soil
5. Put wet material on the second layer (the wet material will ensure the compost pile is not too dry. If it is too dry, the compost pile will not break down at all)
6. Put dry material on the third layer. If there is no dry material available, you can put soil then.
7. Repeat step 5 & 6 until the pail or container is full.
8. Cover the pail or container with a piece of cloth that allow air circulation.
9. Put the pail or container in a place that does not expose to rain. (if compost pile is too wet, it will smell and become slimy as the ratio of bad bacteria outweighs the good)
10. 2 weeks later, turn the pile from the outside by shoveling the outer portion of pile and put it in another pail or container.
11. Repeat step 10 once a week or 2 weeks once.
12. It the pile heats up, gets moisture and gets turned regularly, you shall have dark brown or dark, wonderful compost in about 1 to 2 months time.