|Compost in the Garden|
What does compost do?
Where do I get compost?
When do I use compost?
Activity: How do I make compost tea?
Mix two tablespoons of compost with one quart or liter of water and shake several times over 24 hours/one day. Use as above!
What makes compost?
Compost or its rich brown earth is created as the brown and green material decompose:
There are many ways of creating compost for your garden. It can be a simple process of piling and alternating different materials in a back corner of your lot, building and managing a structure to speed up the process outdoors, or using household garbage to make compost indoors.
Activity: Make compost in a bag! An experiment...
Take a large quart freezer bag and fill it with shredded
Seal the bag and massage ingredients each day
Open bag for six hours every other day to let in oxygen
Mixture should darken and brown and be ready for use in four to six weeks
Please for more information on alternative strategies of making compost, see A Complete Guide to Composting Klickitat County Solid Waste. Choosing a Compost System 6/18/2004. Klickitat County Solid Waste in cooperation with Underwood Conservation District and the Washington State Department of Ecology Sustainability Group.