Here are some helpful tips on how to make compost manure at home.
By now, you probably know that compost manure is ideal for growing healthy crops and plants in the garden.
However, a lot of people have no idea where to start making their perfect compost manure at home.
Well, it’s not difficult at all, and you probably have all the required ingredients already at home in the kitchen.
Every piece of kitchen waste and organic waste used at home and in the yard can be used to generate super-organic manure.
This manure can be used in gardens, potted plants, terraces, and even balconies.
A few suggestions to create or make your own organic manure at home include:
- Use a bucket-sized pot or a larger container that has covers for dumping daily kitchen waste in it.
- Punch holes in the container for aerobic decomposition.
- Always try to keep the waste dry; don’t let the waste be wet.
- It is ideal to use waste papers, including newspaper shreds, for mixing with kitchen waste. This is to reduce sogginess in the compost manure.
- From time to time, turn the mixture to homogenize the mixture’s uniform decomposition.
- Holes can also be placed at the bottom of the container to drain excess moisture out of the pot, which can be used for manuring the plants in the garden and in pots.
- After about 60 days of decomposition, the waste will be broken down and converted into organic manure.
- The homemade manure can be mixed with an equal amount of topsoil, coarse sand, and coco peat to make a nutritious potting mixture.
- Your homemade manure can also be directly used to manure already-potted plants.
- Try not to include any meat or fish waste to avoid maggots. However, if you did add any meat and still see maggots,. The maggots will be converted back to manure.
- One way to avoid flies is to use neem oil spray on the external surface of the pots.
What Is the Difference Between Compost Manure and Green Manure?
Green manure is a planted plant that is grown during the off-season on farm grounds.
The crop is then killed off, and the vegetative matter gets incorporated into the existing soil.
This kind of crop can be turned into the soil, or it could be simply cut down at ground level and dropped in place.
Legumes are often used as green manure because they have something called rhizobia within their roots that makes nitrogen available for plants. Killing off green manure plants makes it ideal for in-season plants to thrive with lots of rich nutrients.
Not only that, but the vegetative matter breaks down and improves the soil structure as well.
If you have lots of sandy soil, green manure will help hold onto water and reduce nutrient leaching.
Green manure with clay soil will help make the soil lighter.
When it comes to homemade compost, use a bin or pile to encourage aerobic and decomposition.
The vegetative matter is mixed in, so there is ideally a good balance of nitrogen and carbon.
Here are grass clippings and leaves, animal manure, and straw.
This provides adequate moisture and oxygen for the plant itself.
The microbial activity in the waste breaks down the material and produces traditional compost that can be added to the soil.
We use animal manure such as chicken, duck, goat, horse, and donkey all the time, and it is a very low-ceremony affair.
It is collected and allowed to age over time.
So when the manure is aged, it can then be directly applied to the garden beds or mixed with topsoil.
Chicken and duck manure are both hot and high in nitrogen and will most likely kill young plants if too much is applied.
It is ideal to just mix all the manure with wood chips and give it time to produce a very rich soil texture.