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Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to Make Liquid Compost

Credit to: http://www.ehow.com/how_4883170_make-liquid-compost.html 

By Nannette Richford, eHow Contributor


If you are in the habit of throwing your kitchen waste down the garbage disposal, you are wasting valuable nutrients that would make your flowers and vegetables thrive. Perhaps you do not have the time or space needed to build a compost bin, but that should not stop you. With a little effort, you can make liquid compost from those fruit vegetable scraps.



Instructions

  • Save fruit and vegetable peels, eggshells, coffee grounds and any other organic matter in a small bucket or a large bowl. Avoid meats, fish, dairy or other fatty foods. Add leftover cooked vegetables, as long as they do not contain heavy seasoning or fatty sauces.
  • Place the scraps in the blender. Add any leftover water from cooking or add a little water to make blending easier.

  • Blend on high speed until the scraps are pureed. Add enough water to create a pourable mixture.
  • Pour into a bucket or pitcher. Add 2 tablespoons of ammonia and 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salts per quart. Mix well. Apply to the soil around outside plants. This will provide a quick source of nutrients to your plants.

Tips & Warnings


Make a habit of blending the scraps on a daily basis. Make liquid compost when you clean out the refrigerator by blending all left over fruits and vegetables.

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