Compost Diary Part 1
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Currently I live in a small apartment with very little space, so I never would have thought that I'd start composting now. The answer to my composting prayers came when I discovered a local company called BioSense, and their simple yet ingenious kitchen composting kit. I wasted no time in emailing them to find out how much the kit would cost. Puan Rokiah, the founder of Heritage Biotech (that makes the compost bins), replied almost immediately. It would be only RM70, inclusive of delivery!
Before you knew it, my compost bin had arrived. The kit itself consists of just 3 main things: the bin, the catalyst (a.k.a. bokashi) and a strainer. The others seen here are freebies! Puan Rokiah sent me a bag of soil, a bottle of organic fertiliser and a gardening magazine. So nice of her :)
My biggest quandary at the moment is - what do I do with the fermented kitchen scraps? Can I take them down to the apartment's communal garden/playground and try to bury the compost there? Hmmm... Anyway, stay tuned to find out how my composting adventure turns out. In the meantime, you can learn more about the importance of composting your kitchen waste via this oh-so educational video: