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by Procheta Mallik

Introduction

Use a bucket to compost various materials. Observe how much time it takes and also the materials that do not compost. The bucket composter may need a drain to remove excess water.

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    • Adult supervision is required while using a fire

    • Handle scissors carefully

  1. Take a bucket with a lid. Heat a metal  wire using a candle Make 3-4 evenly spaced holes, in a single line, along the height of the bucket Repeat this to cover the entire peripheral surface of the bucket
    • Take a bucket with a lid. Heat a metal wire using a candle

    • Make 3-4 evenly spaced holes, in a single line, along the height of the bucket

    • Repeat this to cover the entire peripheral surface of the bucket

    • Enlarge the holes a bit by using scissors

  2. Collect your home kitchen waste in a big plate Take some cocopeat and add it to the vegetable waste You may also add any other organic waste, e.g. dry leaves or paper, for composting
    • Collect your home kitchen waste in a big plate

    • Take some cocopeat and add it to the vegetable waste

    • You may also add any other organic waste, e.g. dry leaves or paper, for composting

  3. Mix the contents thoroughly with a stick. Close the lid of the  bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine After one week, when you open the lid, your compost may look like this
    • Mix the contents thoroughly with a stick.

    • Close the lid of the bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine

    • After one week, when you open the lid, your compost may look like this

  4. Again collect kitchen waste, dry leaves or any organic waste and also use some cocopeat to add it to your existing compost Mix all these contents  thoroughly with a stick Close the lid of the  bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine
    • Again collect kitchen waste, dry leaves or any organic waste and also use some cocopeat to add it to your existing compost

    • Mix all these contents thoroughly with a stick

    • Close the lid of the bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine

  5. After two weeks, open the lid and your compost may look like this Mix thoroughly with a stick. Close the lid of the  bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine
    • After two weeks, open the lid and your compost may look like this

    • Mix thoroughly with a stick.

    • Close the lid of the bucket and keep it in a place where there is enough aeration and sunshine

  6. After three weeks, open the lid and your compost should look like this Using a stick, mix the compost and you may see lots of small worms and/or maggots If you feel compost is too wet add some cocopeat
    • After three weeks, open the lid and your compost should look like this

    • Using a stick, mix the compost and you may see lots of small worms and/or maggots

    • If you feel compost is too wet add some cocopeat

    • Follow the same steps of closing the lid and keeping it in sunshine

  7. After four weeks, your compost could look like this Compost after five weeks Compost after six weeks
    • After four weeks, your compost could look like this

    • Compost after five weeks

    • Compost after six weeks

    • Avoid putting non-vegetarian food items in the compost

    • Make sure compost is not too dry or too wet

    • If compost is too dry, add some wet cow dung/sour curd

    • If compost is too wet, add cocopeat/dry leaves / cut paper pieces

    • Frequently mixing the compost, perhaps once in 3 days, will yield good and quick results

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