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COMPOSTING IN JAPAN – TIPS FOR FREE COMPOST

Cooking at home means endless scraps perfect for composting in Japan! If you are are an average family of four, you consume enough food per year to yield 100 kilos (200 lbs) of veggie and fruit scraps per year. If you are presently throwing these scraps out in the burnable garage each year, the food scraps are just adding to landfills. Do something good for the earth and your home garden by composting. It is easy and free! In just weeks, you will have fantastic soil to add to your home plants and gardens.

COMPOSTING IN JAPAN – TIPS FOR FREE COMPOST

To compost all you need is to collect your fruit and vegetable scraps in a container after each meal. At the end of each day dump the container of waste dump the materials into a larger tub/container on your veranda or garden.  When you dump the materials in remember to add some browns such as dried leaves, shredded paper, coffee filter and grounds. Add a little water, mix the bucket and cover until the next waste materials are added. In 3-6 weeks depending on temperatures you will have great soil to be added to your garden.  Some people add Bokashi which is a Japanese mixture of fermented bran grains which can be used indoors to reduce smell. However, we have no problem producing great compost without Bokashi.

Composting in Japan

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Our kitchen sink compost pot
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newly added scraps into our outside compost pot
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add strips of paper every time you add new waste
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cover your compost pot

What you will need to compost at home is simple. In your kitchen have a small container to capture daily veggie and fruit waste. You do not need to invest in special containers. Try using old plastic containers, buckets or pots that you may have lying around. Once you get into a routine 2-4 weeks you might want to invest in a specific composting system.

 

Here are some great composting containers for inside your home.

Amazon Japan list of compost containers for kitchen, veranda and gardens.

Composting in Japan
3L compost container
Composting in japan
Great for kitchen counters

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