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Create Your Own Compost

Don't throw away those kitchen scraps, grass clippings, and raked-up leaves. Gather them up, mix them together according to our simple 1, 2, 3 recipe, and add just a bit of time to create soil-enriching compost.

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How can you make your garden grow better? Let's try this recipe for a success. Composting, it's 1-part green material; it's a 2-part brown material. Now, green materials are things like this fresh grass clippings. You've got some green leaves, some plant stalks, and some green hedges along with vegetables and fruit scraps from your kitchen. Now, brown materials are things like twigs, dried grass and leaves, and shredded newspapers, and wood chips, and actually coffee ground are actually a really good brown material, but if you don't drink coffee you can always check with your local coffee houses because many of them will save the grounds and will give them away to composter. Now there are few things you should never put into your compost. You don't want to use things like animal meats or fats, weeds with seed heads, any kind of animal waste or breads or dairy products. Just stay completely away from that. Now, if you haven't already picked up my Try this segment on inexpensive composting bin, you'll wanna do that first. Then, once you've got your bin, you'll just start your compost pile by layering the 1 part green, the 2 parts brown. So just take the green. That's got 1 part and then I got my brown and the coffee ground in. That's it. Okay, so you're also gonna wanna add a little bit of soil and soil is great because it has microorganisms; and it helps everything decompose. We'll just layer that on and then once again, keep up with your layering the 1 part green, the 2 parts brown. And keep in mind that your compost needs to be turned and mixed regularly in your bin. In fact, the more you mix, the faster your compost will ready be use. And then you'll just know it's ready when it looks and feels like potting soil. So try composting, it's a great way to recycle and a great way to feed your plants.