Go from green grass clippings, coffee grounds, egg shells,
& leaves to useable compost in as little as 10 days!
(See videos below for step by step instructions)
1 can of beer
1 can of (non-diet) Cola
8 ounces of ammonia
Pour it all into a 20 gallon hose end sprayer
Here's an Amazon link to 20 gallon hose end sprayers
Layer grass clippings, mulched leaves, & non meat/non greasy kitchen scraps like coffee grounds, tea bags, used egg shells (I nuke mine in the microwave for about a minute), etc., more grass clippings, more leaves, more kitchen scraps, etc. in a lasagna layering fashion, while spraying each layer with the mix. You don't have to water log each layer either, just get it wet.
It works even better if you cover the grass layers with a thin layer of completed compost if you have extra off to the side. The key is locking in the heat that the grass will generate as the bacteria breaks it down. You DO NOT want the sun to bleach the grass out, because it will lose it's heat. That heat will get up to 135-140 degrees, kill off any seeds in the grass and break the other items down as well.
The yeast in the beer and sugars in the cola will create a beneficial bioactive explosion in the compost pile and really speed up the process. The ammonia is a mild supercharge of nitrogen for the pile as well. After SEVEN days, turn your pile with a little mini tiller or pitchfork, then cover for another 3-4 days then go dig into the pile and marvel at what you have there. If you've composted and never tried this, you'll never do it the old way again once you do this.
Organically rich and bioactive soil with all the nutrients your plants need in 10 days! Give it a try and tell me how it worked for you.
One note: "Hot" materials such as chicken manure will still take much longer to break down. It's referred to as hot due to the high nitrogen content which would "burn" your plants were you to directly apply it. That material should be composted down separately from grass & leaves you'd like to be able to turn around in 10 days or so. Interestingly enough, cow manure is not considered hot and can be tilled right into your garden soil. I recommend making sure it's dried first though ;-)
My latest video on the subject:
My older composting videos:
Part 2 in the video series: The Results of the pile..
It's my hope that this method and process helps you to create more organically rich soil for YOUR garden and enables you to give your veggies the nutrition they crave. They will reward you for your efforts!