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Add a layer of green material, then a layer of brown material. General rule of thumb - add two parts brown material to one part green material.
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Green material is garden clippings, grass clippings, vegie scraps, green leaves etc Continue until bin is full. After between two and six months, the compost will be ready to go! AVOID - meat, wheat and dairy as these are more likely to attract vermin.
MYTH - you can't compost onions, citrus and tea leaves. You can! The ABC cannot recommend or endorse commercial products or businesses - however, you can find your own compost aerator at a good garden centre or nursery, at some farmers' markets, or you can search online for "australia buy compost aerator" from a variety of suppliers. Every second week Add a handful of poultry manure or blood and bone, sprinkled onto a dry layer to provide a boost of nitrogen. Rock minerals are available as a fine dust or in pellets.
They're sold through nurseries, agricultural suppliers and online. Just look for 'rock dust,' 'rock minerals' or 'natural mineral fertilisers. Broadcast: Sat 9 Apr , am. Published: Sat 9 Apr , am. Transcript plus minus. You can find a step-by-step fact sheet on our website so check that out too. Credits plus minus. Presenter Costa Georgiadis.
Aquatic Oasis. Help your children understand the process of decomposition and the nutrient cycle by starting with a good book. Note: this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. A lift-the-flap book that teaches preschoolers about composting with age-appropriate rhyming text.
Would be appropriate for young beginning readers, as well. This unique alphabet book is actually a rousing call to compost written in rhyming text. The collage illustrations are also made from recycled materials. Books in Bloom has a page lesson plan to accompany this book link to. Table scraps that normally go into the garbage can be used to make compost for the garden. Linda Glaser describes how and Shelley Rotner inspires us to go out and compost. This picture book introduces children to the bacteria, fungi and critters that help turn plant materials into compost.
Each two-page spread contains information about a different group of animals that live in the soil and potentially compost, such as earthworms and cicada grubs. A glossary is also included in each spread. The text is clear and succinct.