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by Procheta Mallik

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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

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  1. Take a bucket with a lid. Heat a metal  wire using a candle
    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • After four weeks, your compost could look like this

    • Compost after five weeks

    • Compost after six weeks

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    • 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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