A step-by-step guide to use the Marigold system of composting
- The wet waste is screened for objects that are non-biodegradable like sachets, plastic, metal caps, cloth etc. which are removed.
- The waste is shredded into small pieces (roughly about ¾ inch in size). This aids in easy and quick composting
- Once shredded, the wet waste is mixed with dry ingredients – dry leaves (preferably shredded) or wood chips or saw dust. This provides a source of carbon for the wet waste which is rich in nitrogen.
- The moisture is monitored on a daily basis. It is important to ensure that it is neither too wet nor too dry. (Add water if too dry and saw dust/ wood chips/ dry leaves if too wet)
- The collection of waste has to be turned over regularly so that all sections of the pile are aerated well. When repeated every day, the composting process can be completed in about 10 to 12 days.
- At the end of the process, the resultant compost is transferred and stored in a jute bag for 20 days. It has to be maintained in a damp condition.
- Compost is a natural nutrient-rich resource that fuels plant growth and restores soil-vitality. Add the compost to your pots and garden beds and see the magic of nature.