“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

Sunday 16 February 2014

Compost your waste.

Did you know 50% of Australians rubbish is able to be re-used and re-cycled by using a compost system. Using compost materials not only assists your plants with lots of fabulous nutrients and added vitality it also helps minimise landfill and the amount garbage that has to be sorted through. Using compost or mulch reduces the need to water your plants by 30% so it also saves you time an effort. This day and age going organic is the thing to do, using compost fertilizer on your plants is way better than having chemicals around, it also saves you money.

Lots of local councils are starting to implement composting initiative programs to make it fun and interesting, they even have some prizes up for grabs. Check out Compost Revolution to see if your local council is involved.

If you are on the Gold Coast check out Green GC for ways to get started composting.

The ingredients - 

Just like a cake, remember to add a little water if it is too dry, but not too much.

I picked up my compost bin from an add on Gumtree. But you can also pick these up from any major gardening stores like Bunnings or Masters. See The large selection Bunnings has.

You can also be crafty and create your own using any plastic or outdoor surviving drum or box. As long as it has a hallow bottom and a lid that keeps any unwanted rain, creepy crawlys, cats or wildlife out.

Don't have a garden? No worries there are now kitchen or balcony compost bins available. So there is no excuse.

Also you might think that compost bins smell? This is actually a myth, as long as they only have the right things put in them and a secure lid they will only have a grassy plant smell.

Give composting a go to minimise your waste and help your home grown plants and veggies grow bigger and better.

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