We’ve been talking a lot about compost and how to take care of it… but what’s the point? What’s the end goal? Dirt! Beautiful, crumbly, healthy dirt. Why buy compost from the garden store if you can turn your trash into compost for free? Compost gives essential nutrients to a home garden, and you’d be […]
Composting: What About When…
The biggest set back with people composting is the fear that it’ll turn gross. Yes, there’s the possibility it can get gross, but if you have a decent mix (roughly 3 browns to 1 greens… see last week’s post for what greens and browns are), the chances of maggots and other disgusting creatures inhabiting your […]
What Can Be Composted?
So now that we know that we want to compost, and we know what type of compost bin we will use… what do we fill it up with? The general rule of thumb is, if it rots, you can put it in your compost. There are some exceptions, of course so we can use the […]
Compost Bins – What Works for You?
I was going to make a post today about different types of compost bins, but hey, other people have done that already. What I can offer you is why you may choose one over the other! First, let’s start with this link from ehow.com on compost bins. I’ll just refer to the types they have […]
Composting Basics: 3 Reasons to Start a Compost
So, it’s the new year and many people make lofty goals including weight loss, being more patient, and living a greener life. While winter is not the time most people think of to get started on their compost, I think it is one of the best times to get started! Why? Well, what’s the main […]