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Make Really Powerful Compost from Cowdung Cakes at Home; Your Easy Guide Here

Vivek Verma
Vivek Verma
Cow Dung Cakes
Cow Dung Cakes

Here, we are going to discuss about making really powerful compost using Cowdung Cakes. It is more powerful than regular compost, works more efficiently than traditional cow dung compost, can be used in any season for plants & crops. After making it, you can use it for even a year. It can be used in good quantities in summer & monsoon as opposed to traditional cow dung compost. It has all the macro & micro nutrients for plants & crops.

Cow dung has been a part of Indian culture & farming for thousands of years. Many of us already know that cow dung has multiple uses. It is used for making Vermi Compost, Cowdung Compost & recently tiles made from cow dung has become a thing. These tiles keep the houses cooler by 5-6 degree than the outside temperature.

Cow Dung cakes can be easily available to everyone. In almost all rural areas of India, all households have access to cow dung cakes. If you don’t have cow dung cakes then you can easily buy it from markets & nurseries. It’s cheap & easily available.

Let’s now discuss about the process of making compost from cow dung cakes:

1. You will need cow dung cakes& water. The quantity depends on how much compost you want to make. So you can choose the quantity as per your need.

2. Take any bucket, drum or pot. Anything big enough that can be used to submerge cow dung cakes in water is fine. Fill it with water enough to submerge cow dung cakes completely.

3. After submerging cow dung cakes completely, cover the mixture & leave it for 24-48 hours.

4. After 24-48 hours, uncover the mixture. Drain the water in some other container. Don’t throw away the water as it can be used as liquid fertilizer.

5. Start crushing the wet cow dung cakes by your hands to make a powder. The more fine powder you make, the more powerful your compost will be.

6. Add old garden soil in cow dung powder in equal quantity. You can also add Vermi compost or Cow dung compost along with garden soil to the mixture as it will help in the decomposition process. But that is optional.

7. Add some water to the mixture now & mix all the ingredients really well.

8. Cover the mixture & leave it for 25-30 days. You have to check the mixture every 3-4 days. Sprinkle some water & crush it by your hands to make more fine powder of it.

9. After 25-30 days, your cow dung cake compost will be ready for use. You can use it for any plants & crops. You can use it in every season. You can even use it for mulching as it protects plants & crops roots from heat. It can be kept & reused for even a year. It keeps on decomposing as long as you keep it.

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