Answer :

Preparation of compost involves the following steps:


(a) A small pit is dug in the compound or a plastic bin or bucket is taken


(b) Organic waste such as Put any organic waste such as vegetable peels, cow dung, fallen leaves from trees, crop residues or even weeds into the pit. They are cut into small pieces to make the process of decomposition faster.


(c) A layer of soil is added. This soil provides the required microorganisms for the decomposition of the organic matter.


(d) Water is sprinkled on top to keep the organic matter moist.


(e) The process is repeated until the pit/ bucket is full.


(f) Earthworms can also be added which enhances decomposition (vermicompost).


(g) It is then left undisturbed for 8-10 weeks and then can be used for fertilization of soil.


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