How would I make compost in a jar ?

Is there a special way or ingredients that I should use to make compost in a glass jar?

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4 Responses to “How would I make compost in a jar ?”

  • Shimi says:

    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)
    Comfrey leaves
    Grass cuttings
    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
    Cardboard tubes
    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
    Woody prunings
    Old bedding plants
    Wood shavings
    Fallen leaves can be composted but the best use of them is to make leafmould

    Cooked food
    Coal & coke ash
    Cat litter
    Dog faeces

    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!

  • labia69 says:

    just mix it daily

  • traptsoul4 says:

    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.

  • B Anne says:

    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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