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Alternative Energy Tutorials on Composting

Composting Bin

composting bin

Composting bins help keep your composting materials away from garden pests and rodents that may dismantle a compost heap looking for food. A composting bin or barrel looks better in your yard rather than a just a heap at the bottom of the garden and are ideal for small concreted areas. They also allow you to control the air, water content and temperature of the decomposing materials inside increasing the rate of composting.

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Vermicomposting composting uses red earthworms and their by-products to produce a rich fine granular organic manure to enrich the soil improving the health of plants and flowers enormously, and today is a major part of organic gardening. Composting with earthworms is an excellent technique for making use of household kitchen scraps and garden rubbish that would have previously gone to landfill. Vermicomposting has a good potential to turn unwanted waste material into a valuable soil amendment all year round.

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Anaerobic Composting

anaerobic compost

Anaerobic composting uses bacterial micro-organism called anaerobes to produce a humus and nutrient rich organic matter in the absence of oxygen using fermentation, similar to the fermentation processes which occur naturally in bogs, swamps, marshes and other such wetlands that produce peat compost and moss. Wet Anaerobic Composting converts liquid organic wastes into a rich source of renewable energy in the form of Biogas.

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Aerobic Composting

aerobic compost

Aerobic composting is the controlled and natural process of rotting down and decaying of once living organic wastes into an inexpensive and green renewable resource that solves a lot of the problems associated with disposing of dead plants, kitchen wastes and other organic waste products which would otherwise by sent to a landfill. The benefits of aerobic composting include improved soil and root structure producing healthier plants and crops as well as a reduction in the use of chemical fertilisers.

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