Natural and Thrifty in 365: #236 Composting

Compost is crucial to an organic garden, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin.  We know that coffee grounds, egg shells and fish tank water are great additions.  But what about weeds and wood chips?  Are those okay?

This article will guide you on the best ingredients to add, what to avoid altogether and some so-so ingredients that might have better use in another part of your garden.  Once you have all your ingredients just throw them in your bin and let’s get to decomposing!

Photo courtesy of Gardening Garden.

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1 Comment:
  1. Thanks for sharing the tips! We’ve had a compost pile for several years now, and it certainly helps our vegetable gardens grow like crazy! I didn’t know, though, that some things would not be a good addition. I’ll be sure to be more careful :)

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