Do's And Don'ts While Composting For Beginners

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.
If you want to manage your waste generated in kitchen as well as in garden by  converting it into compost and use it as supplement for you plants, but confused about what materials to put in compost, with what proportion to make well balanced nutrient-rich compost, then this Article is for you which will help to get information related to what to and not to put in compost, and in what proportion to balance the nutrients of your compost.

While composting, the choice of material you are using in your compost is very important as it can spoil your compost quality. Many people experienced a bad smell, rodents and insects in their compost because they put something wrong in it. So before starting composting know about what to put and not to put in your compost.

What to Put in Your compost-Do's-And-Don'ts-While-Composting-For-Beginners-Urban-Plants


  • Fruits and vegetables peels
  • Eggshells
  • Yard trimmings
  • Houseplants
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Grass clippings
  • Nut shells
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Paper bags
  • Dried Leaves
  • Hay and straw
  • Sawdust
  • Wood chips
  • Fireplace ashes

What Not to Put in Your Compost-Do's-And-Don'ts-While-Composting-For-Beginners-Urban-Plants


  • Tree twigs
  • Coal or charcoal ash
  • Dairy products (butter, milk, sour cream, yogurt) and eggs
  • Fats, grease, lard, or oils
  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants
  • Meat or fish bones
  • Glossy paper or magazines
  • Cooked food, pasta, bread and nuts

Balance Proportion Of Dried and Wet Materials of compost-




This step is always forgotten by most of the people while composting. It is very necessary to balance the Carbon and Nitrogen ration as well as the moisture content of compost. If you only add green materials like fruit and vegetable peels, flowers, green leaves etc, compost will begin to rot because of high moisture content. Or if you are only adding dried leaves, wood chips, sawdust etc in a higher amount then it will slow down the process of composting. Both are required in a balanced manner.

  1. Firstly make a layer with dried leaves, sawdust or paper etc at the bottom so that they can absorb extra water and maintain moisture content in balance.

2.Then put all your kitchen wastes and other green materials and spread it properly. Make sure to cut them in small pieces to fasten the composting process.

3.Add buttermilk or any microbial additives in it.

4.Again cover it with some dried leaves or sawdust and repeat this layer again on a daily basis.

Turning the compost-Do's-And-Don'ts-While-Composting-For-Beginners-Urban-Plants

If you are continuously putting material layer by layer and not turning it periodically, it will start decomposing and compacting at bottom which will reduce the aeration there. And the compost will start to rot and give off a bad odor. So turning the compost periodically is very necessary as it will allow aeration and moisture content in all areas of compost and fasten the decomposing process.

These are the basic knowledge you should know about composting before starting it, to get the best result. If you have limited space and busy life and you want a solution to manage your waste in an easy way, then Sadabahar vertical garden tower planter-cum-composter is best option for you.

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