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Composting Made Easy

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Yep...I'm trying to keep on the greener side of things! Since we now have a little garden of our own, we have decided to start composting. I mean why buy compost at Southern States for six bucks a bag, when you can make your own compost with food scraps...right!? Not only will it save us a few bucks on compost, but it will save on us having to take out the trash before it's even full because of smelly food rotting in the bag, in turn saving on the cost of trash bags, and provide us with nutrient rich soil for our own garden. Check out more on how to start your very own compost bin @
http://thehousemadehome.blogspot.com/2012/06/pinterest-challange-4-happy-composting.html
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Got a question about this project?

  • Jan
    Jan Silverthorne, CO

    do you need to add water to this? or just keep adding scraps?

    • Catherine Smith
      Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA

      @Jan You need to periodically wet down your pile. The materials need some moisture to break down.

  • Mary Billman
    Mary Billman West Palm Beach, FL

    how do you prevent an odor and maggots?

  • Jan Radosevich@gmail.com

    Prevent maggots by only putting vegetable matter in the compost! Add your clippings from plants, even weeds.
    NONE OF THIS goes in the compost: yogurt, milk, eggs, ice cream, cheeze, meat, chicken, animal fat of any kind. That stuff will bring

  • Mary Billman
    Mary Billman West Palm Beach, FL

    what about kitchen scraps, they will cause maggots and those tiny flies

  • Debbie
    Debbie New Hudson, MI

    My box of compost is almost frozen. I can barely turn/mix it. how do i handle this issue?

    • Catherine Smith
      Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA

      @Debbie You don't need to try and turn it now. You can, however, continue to add materials, but cover the top with a tarp, etc. If your compost is away from the house and you don't want to trudge thru snow, you can gather your composting materials

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