Composting is a great way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint and help the environment. But what do you do with all that compost when it’s finished? Here are six ways to store it.
In a bucket
This is the most common way to store compost. Just make sure to put a lid on it so the smell doesn’t attract pests!
Storing compost in a bucket is the way to go if you want convenience. Whether you’ve got a food-grade plastic or metal bucket, a good lid will help keep out any unwanted pests – trust us, nobody wants to be dealing with an infestation of critters attracted by the smell! Plus, it’s easy to grab some for your garden beds or potted plants when needed.
In a bin
Do you have a little extra space to keep that finished compost? Look no further than a bin! A nice big one, specifically for compost storage, can make all the difference. Don’t worry about airflow–these bins come with built-in ventilation holes, so your compost will stay nicely aerated and happy! You’ll be able to use it in the garden and have enough left over for your next batch of compost.
Under the sink
For those of us with cramped kitchens, it’s a relief to hear that there are still storage solutions for all our composting needs! What better place to keep it than under the sink? Not only is this place easily accessible, but lucky for us the compost is out of sight yet within reach. Just make sure you remember to empty it out regularly – no one wants their kitchen overflowing with stinky compost! Plus, having the compost nearby makes adding nutrients to your garden or potted plants easy. Win-win!
In the fridge
Putting your finished compost in the fridge may sound a bit odd, but it’s actually a genius move! After all, what better way to keep your compost fresh than with a little help from refrigeration? Storing your nutrient-rich soil enhancer in the fridge or freezer will ensure it’s always ready for use when it’s needed. Plus, you don’t need to worry about creepy crawlies getting into it – as long as you close the door of course! Whether you have an extra fridge or an empty corner in the freezer, this is easily one of the most convenient ways to store your finished compost.
On the balcony
Balconies are rarely associated with compost, but don’t be fooled – they can definitely come in handy when it comes to storage. If you’re living in an apartment and looking for a benign way to store your finished compost, keeping it on the balcony is a great solution. Just make sure to keep your container securely covered so as not to attract any unwelcome guests! Composting doesn’t have to be complicated or messy – it’s quite simple once you get the hang of it!
In the garden
Why not just put your finished compost right back into the garden where it came from?!
When it comes to composting, the circle of life is complete when the finished compost is put back in the garden! If you’ve got some extra space and if it’s allowed by local regulations, you can save yourself a few steps by just putting your finished compost right into the areas where it will benefit your plants. It can give your flowers and veggies an extra boost – plus, it’s one less container for you to have around! So don’t be afraid to go full circle with your compost.
Storing your compost correctly is key to making sure it’s useful and doesn’t attract pests. There are many ways to store finished compost, from keeping it in a bucket or bin to using the fridge or the garden. The important thing is to ensure you have a good plan and keep up with emptying and refilling the containers regularly. So go ahead and get composting – after all, ‘it’s not garbage, it’s gold!’
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