Which Composting Process (is Best)

Which composting process

There are many different types of composting processes, but the most common is the aerobic process. This involves the use of oxygen to break down organic matter into compost.  Below we break down the different types of composting to help you determine which is best for you.

  • Trench: Trench composting involves digging a trench or deep hole in the area that will be fertilized and planted. The trench or hole is then filled with compostable yard and kitchen scraps. After the trench has been covered, it is time to let nature take care of the rest.  Trench composting can be very efficient, but it is labor-intensive.  If you live in an area that doesn’t allow above-ground compost, this composting method is the best. It is extremely pest-resistant, and it has virtually no chance of odor. This method is only applicable to garden beds that have not been planted.
  • Sheet Mulch: Sheet mulch is similar to trench composting but is not buried below the soil’s surface. It is added as a layer.  Sheet mulching allows compostable material to be placed exactly where it is needed. This saves space, time and labor. This composting method is not recommended for gardens that are already established.
  • Pile or Heap: The heap or pile method is the most common method of composting and one that many gardeners are familiar.  To get started, all you need is some outdoor space and a pitchfork. To prevent the compost from spreading too far, some gardeners build a fence around their pile. To encourage worm activity around my food scraps pile, you can simply dig a small hole.
  • Composting Tumbler: A composting tumbler can be considered an upgrade to a regular bin. This composting method is easy to rotate so that the materials can be distributed and aerated with minimal labor.  Tumblers must be enclosed, otherwise the contents would spill out. They are also smaller than outdoor composting containers.  A composting tumbler can be the best choice for small gardens. For those with limited mobility, this is the best method to compost.
  • Composting Bin: The most widely used composting method is the composting bin. Although it is quicker and more affordable than a compost pile, it can be set up quickly.  There are many styles and sizes of composting bins. It is possible to either buy a ready-made or DIY composting bin. There are both open-top and enclosed bins.  Although basic bins look better than compost heaps, they cannot be used indoors.
  • Bokashi: Bokashi is technically not the same thing as composting. Instead, it’s sometimes referred to simply as “pre-composting”.  Bokashi, a Japanese food disposal technique, uses fermentation rather than decomposition to quickly break down kitchen scraps. This process is still carried out by bacteria. Bokashi, however, relies on anaerobic bacteria, which is not the case with regular compost.  Bokashi’s greatest advantage is the ability to compost almost any type of food, even those that are not suitable for traditional compost bins: dairy products, meats, and citrus peel, among others.  Bokashi’s final product is not completely decomposed into usable and can be finished by adding it to another compost system (bin or tumbler, pile, trench) or burying it in the soil.
  • Electric Food Recycling: Food recyclers create unfinished compost, which must be buried in order to complete decomposition.  It is very easy to recycle food. Although you can only process one batch at a given time, it takes very little time to fill and empty a rood recycling machine. This is a great way to reduce household kitchen waste in general.  The most costly method to start composting is electric food recycling. It’s also the simplest method of composting for those who live in apartments or small homes.
  • Green Cone: The Green Cone breaks down organic matter and directs it into the soil. The system is installed in the ground and can last up to five years without needing any maintenance. The Green Cone is essentially an extension of the soil below, so you can easily add household waste material to the ecosystem’s already existing decomposition process. Add food scraps to the top  and the rest will be taken care of by bacteria and worms.
  • Worm Composting: This is a favorite method of many people which uses living worms to digest organic waste, is a new way of composting.  It can be intimidating to think about farming worms to make compost. This composting method is easy and requires very little maintenance. Worm composting or vermicomposting is possible indoors and outdoors.
  • Three-Bin: The three-bin method has the advantage that you can continuously cycle new material into your system without interrupting the current decomposition process.  This method requires three bins, as the name suggests. The first bin holds brand new organic waste. When it reaches a temperature of 160 degrees, everything in the first bin is removed and moved to the second. Continue this process until you have finished compost in the second bin.
  • Chicken Coop: Chickens are avid scavengers. Chickens love to eat scraps of food and their poop is great in the garden.  There are many ways you can use your chickens to make compost. Some people simply add kitchen scraps and other materials to their chicken coops. Chickens can help ensure that your compost is pest-free.  Chickens can also provide a steady supply of chicken poop. A quick hose will turn their soft poop into a valuable nutrient for your soil.

Which compost is best?

There is no definitive answer to this question as there are many different types of compost, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some people prefer to use organic compost, while others prefer inorganic compost. It really depends on the individual gardener’s preferences.

Which compost is best for plants?

The best compost for plants is one that is high in organic matter and has a good balance of nutrients.

Which compost is best for vegetables?

The best compost for vegetables is one that is high in nutrients and will help to improve the soil quality in your garden. Compost that is high in organic matter will help to improve the drainage and aeration of the soil, while also providing a source of nutrients for your plants.

Who invented composting?

There is no one inventor of composting. Composting is a natural process that has been used by humans for thousands of years.

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