What can be composted?
Composting is pretty simple as long as you know a few basic principles. For best results you should try for equal weights of green and brown materials. Well, just about anything. here is a quick list of composting do’s and don’ts to use with your new composter.
Green items add nitrogen and include: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, garden debris, coffee grounds, manure from plant eaters, fur, hair, natural fibers, feathers and food scraps.
Brown items add carbon and include: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, garden debris. The difference from those above? The are green items if you put them in your compost pile when they are fresh and brown items when you put them in and they have dried. Other brown items are – small brush &twigs, sawdust, wood chips, hay, paper and cardboard.
Items NOT to put in a compost pile include: meat, bones, fat, dairy, cooking & salad oil, pet or human waste, diseased plants, sawdust from treated wood, persistent weeds and thorny branches.
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Terms and Conditions
This Jora JK125 Composter Giveaway is sponsored by Eartheasy.com, and is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States.
This giveaway starts on Sunday, March 8th at 6:00 am (CST) and ends on Saturday, March 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm (CST).
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Good luck to everyone!