Not composting at home? Your soil and plants are missing out on tons of free nutrients!
Most compost recipes usually list a ratio of brown materials to green materials. Here are some of the ingredients you’ll be using for each.
Brown materials: Straw, dead leaves, cardboard/paper, corn cobs, pine needles, sawdust
Green materials: Grass clippings, fruit or vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, fresh animal (aside from pet) manure, healthy green plant material
Now that you’re ready to get a pile started, we’ve got three popular composting methods just ahead.