Is there a special way or ingredients that I should use to make compost in a glass jar?
A glass jar fulfills all necessary conditions for a compost bin.You need the following ingredients[not necessary to have all of them], these are GREENS OR NITROGEN RICH INGR:
Urine (diluted with water 20:1)
Raw vegetable peelings from your kitchen
Tea bags and leaves, coffee grounds
Young green weed growth – avoid weeds with seeds
Soft green prunings
Animal manure from herbivores eg cows and horses
Poultry manure and bedding
Some other items may be:
Wood ash, in moderation
Hair, nail clippings
Egg shells (crushed)
Natural fibres eg. 100% wool or cotton
BROWNS or carbon rich ingr:
Cardboard eg. cereal packets and egg boxes
Waste paper and junk mail, including shredded confidential waste
Glossy magazines – although it is better for the environment to pass them on to your local doctors’ or dentists’ surgery or send them for recycling
Newspaper – although it is better for the environment to send your newspapers for recycling
Bedding from vegetarian pets eg rabbits, guinea pigs – hay, straw, shredded paper, wood shavings
Tough hedge clippings
Old bedding plants
Fallen leaves can be composted but the best use of them is to make leafmould
DO NOT COMPOST:
Coal & coke ash
You can make compost simply by adding compostable items to a compost heap when you feel like it. It will all compost eventually but may take a long time.To make good compost you need a more or less equal amount of ‘greens’ and ‘browns’ by volume.
Compost can be made in as little as six to eight weeks. In general, the more effort you put in, the quicker you will get compost.
When the ingredients you have put in your container have turned into a dark brown, earthy smelling material, the composting process is complete. It is then best left for a month or two to ‘mature’ before it is used. Don’t worry if your compost is not fine and crumbly. Even if it is lumpy, sticky or stringy, with bits of twig and eggshell still obvious, it is quite usable. It can be sieved before using if you prefer. Any large bits can be added back into your new compost heap.
You may just need a garden fork to spread the compost.
gud luck wiv the process!
just mix it daily
I thought it was cow poop. and was going to tell you to poop in a jar. But my husband informed me that it is rotting/decaying vegetation. So put banana peels and stuff in the jar.
You need a big jar and you are going to have to give it some air. And to work right, you need some microbes from the soil outside and/or manure. You might not want this on the kitchen counter! Outdoors, bugs and worms help too. When a compost pile is working with the right ingredients of green matter, brown matter, soil, water and air, it won’t smell bad. If you close up all these things in a jar, you are apt to get some bad smelling fermentation.
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