Nitrogens Everywhere and Not a Carbon in Sight

Blades of Grass
Nitrogens Everywhere and Not a Carbon in Sight! We typically typically tell people how to compost using the example of leaves for carbon (browns) and grass clippings for nitrogen (greens).  This is an accurate, easy-to-understand example for most homeowners to follow because…

What You Can and Cant Compost

Organic Material for Composting
What You Can and Can’t Compost All appropriate compost ingredients are organic.  Organic refers to matter that is a part of, or comes from, something that is (or was) alive.  In other words, organic refers to plants, animals and their naturally-occurring by-products. Compost Only Organic Materials Nature…

Trench Composting – How To Guide

Trench Composting
Trench Composting – How To – Complete Guide Trench Composting is method used by individuals who have gardens arranged in rows. If your garden is arranged some other way (1 x 1 foot squares, etc.) you may adapt this system…

Build a Compost Heap Step by Step

compost bin with wire mesh around it
Building a Compost Heap, Step by Step So you want to make your own compost, that’s great. There are two types of compost heaps that you can create: “Slow” or “Cold” Compost Heap “Hot” Compost Heap What’s the difference? Well,…

How to Use a Compost Thermometer

Compost Thermometer
How To Use A Compost Thermometer Compost thermometers are not required in order to have a successful hot compost heap, but they are very helpful if you are experimenting with ways to increase the heat of your heap.  If you…

What is Compost and Composting?

Person holding compost in there hands
What is Compost and Composting? Compost The wonderful smell of a forest floor is the smell of humus, or completely rotted plants and animals. Decomposed organic matter is compost. The original organic matter is no longer visible and you have rich,…