Composting is easier than you think

Food scraps can be turned into rich, organic soil.  Compost bins with covers are recommended for keeping food scraps from wildlife.
Many things can be composted:  Here is a list generated from Gaiam: 
A combination of
Green / wet materials
  • Fruit and veggie scraps
  • Egg shells
  • Tea bags, tea leaves
  • Fresh green grass clippings and plant trimmings grown without pesticides or weed killers
  • Plate scrapings (excluding meat and bones)
Brown / dry materials
  • Dry leaves, dried grass clippings
  • Wood shavings or sawdust
  • Nuts and shells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Pinecones, pine needles
  • Shredded egg cartons (the paper kind)
  • Shredded newspaper and tissue paper
  • Twigs
  • Hay
  • Peanut shells
  • Cold wood ashes
  • Dryer lint
  • Shredded cereal boxes and other paperboard items
Adding water is important.  Some times the process doesn't go forward due to too much dryness.

Your leftovers don't need to head to the garbage. 

Composting leaves and grass clippings doesn't require a closed bin.   Again - adding moisture can help the process.

Piles sometimes could use air to prevent odors from anaerobic bacteria.  Turning the piles occasionally will let air in. 

Give composting a try. 

Here is another website suggested by one of our blog readers.
It has more information on the composting process and fundamentals.

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