Reduce waste and boost growth

There are a lot of great reasons to reduce waste in the household, but one way you may not have tried yet is to create your own DIY compost. Humans have been composting, or using organic material to boost the growth of plants, since ancient times.

It’s easier than ever to start a composting routine, and it starts with the leftovers from your kitchen. Peels from bananas and oranges, used coffee grounds, and leftover egg shells all provide rich nutrients to soil that plants absolutely love. Make your plants happy and think twice before you toss these items in the trash.

How to prepare your items for soil:

Chop orange peels into very small pieces. Smaller pieces decompose faster.

Roughly chop banana peels into chunks about 1 inch in size.

Collect used coffee grounds.

Crush egg shells (beware: this is extremely satisfying!)

DIY Compost

Items can be added to soil individually or mixed together.

DIY Compost

For the experienced composter

Have you been adding leftover organic items to your soil for a while now and you’re ready to take it to the next level? We recommend hot composting. What you’ll need are yard clippings or kitchen waste, a hose with shut-off valve, and a thermometer. Get the low-down from our resident gardening experts at SAWS.