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How is compost prepared?

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
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Method of preparing compost:

(1) A trench of about 5 m long, 1.5 m wide and 1.5 m deep is dug.

(2) A 30 cm thick layer of well-mixed refuse and waste is spread on it. This layer is completely wetted with a watery mixture of cow dung and some mud.

(3) A second layer of mixed refuse is spread over the first layer, till the heap rises about half a metre.

(4) The set-up is kept undisturbed for about 3 months, during which water is sprinkled over it at regular intervals.

(5) A trench is then dug, its material is taken out and rearranged in conical heaps and covered with a layer of soil.

(6) After 50-60 days, compost is ready for use in cultivation fields or in garden flower beds, etc.

Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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