We're starting our compost challenge!

The kit I ordered has already arrived, but I have been researching so that composting can be done without stress throughout the year and also so that we can recommend to others who are interested so we wanted to make sure about the smells, bugs,  etc.  Several weeks of research and now it's almost spring... Time flies!

First, the method of composting varies depending on the place where it is performed,

* Outdoors (large gardens, etc.) → buried in the ground, ground type composter, embedded type poster, earthworm compost,

* Outdoors (such as a veranda) →  Cardboard compost, planter type compost

* Indoors (around the kitchen) →  bucket type composting, etc.

There are so many methods but since we are beginners, we chose this one pictured.  Looks nice, right?

An outdoor type for a veranda was perfect for me as a beginner to start with, plus it looks very  stylish appearance and a reasonable size.

In the end, you can use the compost to grow vegetables as well!!
Also, the gray handbag is  made from recycled plastic bottles which makes this even better!
Now, let's look at the contents of the kit that was sent.



Wait, what, this is it? How simple!!
With the illustrated instructions, it seems like you can have fun composting with children too.
Now, let's get working on this.

First, you need to prepare these yourself

* shovel
* clips (2-3 pieces)
* pedestal (for ventilation)

I think that a shovel from an 100 yen shop is enough, but if you want to be more fashionable, search for a shop that has gardening supplies.


The brown bag that you put inside is waterproof.

This is a personal opinion, but it is advisable to fold the bag a little like this on both sides when setting the bag since you will be using a clip in the end.


Once the inner bag is set, the rest of the setup is complete by simply putting the soil in the bag. The soil for seed planting is used when growing vegetables and will be used later to keep it safe.

This was right after dinner and since we had left over vegetable scraps, we put them in immediately!
Stir well and voila, you're done.

It depends on the size of the compost, but this one says you can put up to 300 grams of scraps everyday, which is quite a lot. 

As a first impression, it goes without saying that anyone can do it; two words: simple & easy.
For the next three weeks I was encouraged to leave it outside, so we left it out in our veranda.
We will keep you posted on how things go and the progress through our compost challenge newsletter. 
Please stay tuned!
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