Compost on your balcony: the cool and eco-friendly activity to adopt!

This is the essential step to gardening on your balcony: make your own compost on your balcony. We explain how to take the plunge and adopt this ultra green activity. It is impossible to miss the trend of green gardening. Gardening without fertilizer, producing your own compost, permaculture, all these activities are increasingly appreciated by budding gardeners as well as experienced gardeners. No matter how big or small your square of greenery is, this concern for “clean gardening” fits right up to the balcony. What is compost? For beginners in balcony gardening, it is surely necessary to explain this key term for experienced gardeners. Compost is simply the product of decomposition of organic waste through specialized bacteria that will transform into future fertilizer for your plants. How to get your compost? The answer is very simple: your future compost is not far away. It is most often found on your plates or in your garbage can. Tea bags, fruit or vegetable peels, coffee grounds, tissues, paper towels… Nothing is thrown away, everything is transformed, it’s a bit like the very essence of compost! Compost is also on your balcony with dead leaves or wilted flowers. The best

Buying an individual composter: an ecological gesture

You are determined to install a composter on your balcony or in your garden to become eco-responsible and recycle your waste. Here is an overview of what is available on the market and some tips on how to make the right choice based on your needs. Zero waste objective! How to choose a vermicomposter? There are all kinds of models of vermicomposters, vermicomposters or vermicomposters (wrongly called “vermicomposters” because worms are not vermicomposites), whose names vary as much as the number of models. Of all sizes, designed in various materials, they can be purchased in garden centres or on the Internet, unless you want to make your own vermicomposter. But beware of worms leaking if they don’t like their home (too much humidity, too much acid citrus fruit, too hot…). The criteria that should guide the choice of a vermicomposter: Ergonomics Always have a tap for the tea that settles at the bottom of the tank: it is used to collect this useful juice and to avoid the stagnation of the liquid. Use different trays to collect the ripe compost without flipping the whole box over: remove the lower level filled with the right compost, empty it