How to Make A Compost
1. Make the soil firm, and dig a trench around for excess water to flow into.
2. Stack up about six(6) inches high: grass; do not compress.
3. Put over the grass about 1-2 inches thick of animal manure. Urea or ammonium sulfate, about 1-2 kilos may also be used if available.
4. Put one-inch thick of rich soil mixed with wood ashes, lime over the pile.
5. Repeat the process over the pile until about 1 1/2 meters high.
6. Water the pile to make it moist.
7. Thrust a pipe(s) or bamboo pole(s) with holes to allow air to penetrate the bottom of the pile.
8. After three weeks, turn the compost over with the aid of a garden fork. This is easily done by transferring into another pile so that the bottom layer will now be on top, etc.
9. Turn the compost again bottom up after 5 weeks. Wait for 4 weeks more to allow complete composting.
10. In hot weather, the compost must be watered. In rainy days, cover the compost with banana leaves.
11. The pile of compost will be hot. This means that the bacteria in it are working.
12. Composting can also be hastened with a chemical for this purpose.
From: Philippine Farmer’s Journal Supplement