Compost guidelines

This section will briefly refer to the composting instructions from the “HUMUS composter” folder. You can also download the leaflet on the Internet.

Use the aerator

It is important that we shake up the compost mass with the so-called aeration stick, which is located at each garden section. It must be used in such a way that you press it with the two wings into the compost mass. When you pull the stick towards you, the wings spread out to an “anchor” that “plows” through the compost mass and aerates it.

Better composting and remove the converted compost

A good piece of advice is to occasionally dig a couple of shovels full of compost out of the side opening at the bottom and distribute it on top of the fresh waste in the container. This ensures that the composting starts faster. Also remember to regularly turn the body of the composter a small distance so that you do not take compost out of the same place every time. It is therefore also important that you do not place the garden waste upwards or around the compost bin.

If you want to remove the good compost soil, you can remove the entire body of the compost bin, shovel the unreacted side aside, use the depleted, put the body back on and shovel the unreacted back into the compost bin.

When should the compost be used?

Fully converted compost can be used in the garden in March-April-May in a layer thickness of 1-2 cm. The unreacted compost can be used as fertilizer in November-December in a layer thickness of 3–5cm. Use if necessary. the compost as fertilizer and soil cover in the herb garden by distributing it between the vegetable rows approx. 14 days after the plants have sprouted from the ground.

Sorting instructions

From the kitchen:
Peels and leftovers from vegetables and fruits – also cooked and fried leftovers – but not too many peels from citrus fruits.
Crusts and leftovers from cakes and bread – but not too big pieces and not too much of that kind.
Tea bags with leaves and coffee filters with grums.
Cut flowers
Crushed eggs, nut shells and corks

From the garden:
Vegetable waste from the garden
Grass clippings must be dried before it comes in and there must not be excessive amounts at a time.
Branches must be crushed, otherwise it takes too long.

Things that must not get into the compost bin:
Cardboard and paper
Animal waste
Dairy products
Dust from vacuum cleaner bags, floor and street sweepers.