MECKLENBURG COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY Backyard Composting Producing your own "Dark Gold"Slide 2
The Natural CycleSlide 3
Leaves DecomposingSlide 4
The breakdown discharges supplementsSlide 5
Backyard CompostingSlide 6
Where to put your manure heap Within span of a greenery enclosure hose Convenient to your home If conceivable, far from trees or shrubberies (roots will discover fertilizer) At slightest 30\' from streams, wells or lakes (nitrogen overflow) Be circumspect of your neighbor\'s perspective Think: Two PilesSlide 7
Materials for making a receptacleSlide 8
Measure out 12 ½ feet of wireSlide 9
Cut one end flush, one w/prongsSlide 10
Set upright shaping a barrelSlide 11
Fasten closes w/prongs confronting outSlide 12
Completed containerSlide 13
Start with a layer of leavesSlide 14
Easy measuring: 3 segments = 1\'Slide 15
Break up any clustersSlide 16
50 lbs gives natural nitrogenSlide 17
Sprinkle some on top of first layerSlide 18
Use pellets rather than supperSlide 19
Mix pellets into the leavesSlide 20
As sodden as a wrung out wipeSlide 21
Add another layer of leavesSlide 22
Each layer around 1\'Slide 23
More pelletsSlide 24
Mix togetherSlide 25
Add water to every layerSlide 26
Cap with definite layer of leavesSlide 27
Completed clumpSlide 28
Adding kitchen scrapsSlide 29
Place scraps into the openingSlide 30
Push down into the heapSlide 31
Cover scraps with leavesSlide 32
Mark the spot for referenceSlide 33
Pile warms up, volume diminishesSlide 34
Turning the pile Turn one week subsequent to gathering Turn no less than each three to four weeks The more you turn the heap, the speedier it will deteriorate If you have more than one heap, you can join heaps as they reduction in volumeSlide 35
Unfasten the prongsSlide 36
Unwrap the heapSlide 37
Set up close first heapSlide 38
Toss the heap once again into the canisterSlide 39
Add water, if fundamentalSlide 40
Pile beginning to breakdownSlide 41
Worms love manureSlide 42
Compost in real lifeSlide 43
Less compost requiredSlide 44
Compost slackens our mud soilsSlide 45
What can go into a fertilizer heap? Leaves Fruit/vegetable peels, stems Spoiled leafy foods Egg shells Coffee grounds and channels Tea leaves and packs Hard-shelled nuts (pounded)Slide 46
What can go into a fertilizer heap? Nut Shells Clam and shellfish shells (ground) Canning/safeguarding squanders Stale bread Used napkins/paper towels Manure from stallions, cows and chickens Recycled manureSlide 47
What ought not be incorporated: Dog droppings Cat litter and droppings Charcoal Ashes Chemically treated plant material Invasive weeds and plants Diseased or invaded plants Glossy smooth paper Poisonous or prickly plantsSlide 48
Where to utilize your manure New garden overnight boardinghouses Dig in 2-3" of manure in main 6" Vegetable patio nurseries/transplants 2-3" on informal lodging in every gap Existing greenhouse beds 1" layer around plantsSlide 49
Where to utilize your manure Natural zones ½" under mulch Side dressings trees/bushes Scratch ½" from 1" out from the stem or trunk of plant out to dribble line Lawns After air circulation, spread ½" of fertilizer and rake in Houseplants 2/3 gardening soil, 1/3 fertilizerSlide 50
Other uses: Compost Tea Unfinished CompostSlide 51
Vermicomposting Worms: Can be reared effortlessly at home or school Can be utilized to reuse natural waste from your kitchen into important manure Produce castings which have a nonpartisan pH (around 7) Castings increment the measure of supplement accessible to your plants by up to 10 times . Castings increment harvest and field yields Increase the level of vital microbial movement in the dirt Consume their own body weight in nourishment consistently Double in populace each 2-3 months , in perfect conditionsSlide 53
What do I require? A circulated air through holder Bedding, for example, destroyed daily paper Moisture and appropriate temperature Small measure of soil Redworms (Eisenia fetida)Slide 54
Q&A Compost Central 704 588 5898 Steve Elliot CAROL BUIE-JACKSON 704 814 0877 GARDENHABITAT@GMAIL.COM www.smelllikedirt.com Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Authority www.wipeoutwaste.com
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