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HOW TO MAKE GOOD SOIL FROM SCRAP FOOD
COMPOST
Composting is turning the food scraps,
weeds and the veggie garden left overs
you throw away into great soil.
Making your own compost builds up
the beds and makes the plants grow
strong. It recycles all your veggie
scraps, lawn clippings, old straw and
leaf litter and turns it into beautiful
soil.
Bins that are enclosed keep out rats,
mice, cockroaches and snakes. It is
important to keep the lids tightly
closed and turn it every day.
Make sure you add a little bit of water
to the compost bin once a week.
If you don’t have a bin you can compost
using bays.
The easiest way to compost is to make
2 boxes made out of tin so that one
compost heap is being lled while the
other is ready to use.
The ideal size for quick compost is 1
cubic metre.
Any big leaves that come out of the
garden need to be broken up into
smaller pieces. The smaller they are
the faster they will compost.
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