Filling a Compost Bin

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  1. flower1lady2000

    flower1lady2000 Seedling

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    I have purchased a compost bin and would like to know the right proportions of brown,green and food scraps to include to make good compost.Would appreciate any feedback.
    Flowerlady
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great info,
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    Composting Shortcuts from a Country boy

    Dear FlowerLady,

    Thanks.

    Here is a rule of thumb to follow when composting.

    brown stuff - leaves and twigs rot slowest

    Wet kitchen stuff - corn cobs, broccoli or cabbage trimmings, leftover food - rot next fastest (or slowest)

    Grass clippings, weeds, hay, straw - rot quickest

    AND

    You can speed up the Hot-Rot Process - by getting Oxygen to the microbes doing the work.

    A - IF you have no nearby neghbors to object to the smell. You can do less work mixing in Grass btwn layers.

    B - If you want to keep the smell down. And make Compost faster. Then you have to Jump in and actively TURN and mix the compost.

    Alan
     
  6. Guido

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    When you put in food scraps, remember: no meat, no dairy!
     

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