Gardening & Landscaping Asked on October 24, 2021
I’m not particularly green fingered but recently purchased a compost bin however I’m not entirely sure what I do with it once it’s full.
I’ve been putting grass cuttings and fruit/veg waste from the kitchen in it over the past few months however I’ve got a couple of questions.
In my experience with composting, grass clippings and fruit/veg waste will not be enough. You need both green and brown. In other words, the greens you have been adding need to be balanced (50:50 ratio if possible) with brown stuff like dry leaves, twigs, sawdust, etc. The nitrogen (green stuff) needs to be balanced with carbon (brown stuff) and it all needs a lot of water, to facilitate the slow-burn that is needed. No dirt, and it needs to be turned over frequently so oxygen can feed the reaction.
You will know when it is done; the volume will shrink and it will be black with an earthy odor.
Answered by Jimmy Fix-it on October 24, 2021
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