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How to Compost?
Instead of trashing your kitchen scraps you can reuse them for compost. This practice helps minimize the amount of trash you produce and keep things out of landfill. In addition, your garden or yard will result in nutrient rich soil. What you need to get started: Sealed bucket or container to store kitchen scraps Spading fork Partially shaded spot in your yard Things you CAN compost: Kitchen scraps raw fruits vegetables egg shells Coffee grounds and the filter Newspapers, non-glossy cardboard, paper towels Leaves (brown for carbon and green for nitrogen rich) Grass clippings Plant & flower clippings Yard waste Things you CAN'T compost: Meats Dairy products Processed foods Plastic Man made substances Metals Instructions: Keep a bucket or container in your kitchen for collecting compostable scraps. Once the bucket is filled, dump your scraps outside in the compost pile. Try to find a shady spot to avoid the pile from drying up. Toss some fresh soil and you're done. It's easy to walk away and forget that there's an active process going. Check on the pile ocassionally, and throw in some newspaper scraps to produce "carbon" for the pile. Tips: In order to have an effect compost a combination of different textures and nutrients is crucial. A gourmet diet helps create bacteria and pest resistance. So don’t overload on grass clippings or yard waste. That's it! Now let the worms do the job! Check in a few weeks and you'll get healthy black soil. Images from: Pretty Handy Girl
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I never know where to throw my egg shells (sometimes I put them down the garbage disposal?) so maybe I'll start a little composting lot!
My sister's old landlord used to compost. I'll admit, it got a little stinky!
If only I live in the country, I'd definitely do it but with my limited space yard I'll just go to Home Depot and get what I need in my garden;)