compost recipe
What is right proportion of alfalfa pellets to gress grass for good compost start?
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Hi,

Thanks for writing. Both green grass clippings and alfalfa pellets are nitrogen sources --- so you'll need plenty of dry, fallen leaves, weed-free straw, or other ""brown,"" carbon-rich materials to balance it.

The general ratio is something like 6 to 8 parts brown, carbon-rich material to every one pound of green, nitrogen-rich material. If you have too much green material, your compost may start to rot and smell badly instead of decompose into rich compost.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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