How to make organic compost that tomatoes will love, in 12 weeks-composting-part 3

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Hey there tomato gardeners, hope your tomatoes are juicy as ever? This is the third and final part of the series on making organic compost that tomatoes love. In this post, I will sum up how to make our organic compost, and talk about the actual composting process.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the other two parts to this series

How to Make Organic Compost that Tomatoes Will Love, in Twelve Weeks- Collecting Organic Material- Part 1

How to Make Organic Compost that Tomatoes Will Love, in Twelve Weeks- Shredding and Getting Soil- Part 2

Okay guys, time to make our organic compost.

Firstly, we need to add all of our chopped up materials to the soil. Simply get a large composting bin, and fill it up with the soil that you are going to use. Thorn you add all of the material, and mix it up properly with the soil.

You should leave your compost bin a warm area away from your house. Under a tree in your backyard should be fine. The reasons for this, is that the compost heap will start to smell once it begins to decompose, and the odor and be really strong. By keeping the bin in a warm area, it will speed up the decomposing process.

After you have set up your compost bin, you need to periodically mix up the soil and organic material. With the modern compost bins available, you can simply shake the drum and the soil mixes. If you have the older type however, then you have to put some hard work in. use a large gardening fork, and dig the soil, then twist the fork, while it is in the soil, to mix up the soil.

By aerating your tomato compost, you will allow decay microbes to function at their optimum, thus speeding up the composting process (remember, our aim is to have it ready in 12 about weeks). Aerating the soil also prevents the buildup of gases in the soil, and this is important when you are mixing it in with your gardening soil.

Every few days, add a sprinkling of water to your compost heap. Just enough to dampen the soil, but not too much, or the soil will become waterlogged. The added moisture also helps to speed up the decomposition of the organic matter.

And there you have it folks, your very own, homemade organic tomato compost, that tomatoes will love! Even though it is a long and tiresome process, your tomatoes will benefit, and you in turn, will get some great tomatoes! I hope you enjoyed this series, and that you are now more aware of how to make your own tomato fertilizers.

2 comments:

  1. Very plain and precise. Great info to get started growing tomatoes

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  2. Nice post, all the information we needed to have organic compost needed for tomatoes, very well explained. Thanks for sharing it with us..

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