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Composting Made Easy

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 @

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  • Patty Morgan
    Patty Morgan Philadelphia, PA
    on Feb 3, 2013

    I have a small space too and was trying to come up with ideas to compose.So far I just been adding egg shells and coffee grinds to my garden.

  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    on Jun 23, 2013

    Patty, you can compost almost any kind of kitchen scraps, veggie peelings, etc. Do not add grease, meat or dairy, unless you a doing Bokashi buckets. Then the microorganisms eat that up, so it's broken down for use.

  • Jan
    Jan Silverthorne, CO
    on Sep 6, 2014

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

    • Catherine Smith
      Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
      on Dec 24, 2014

      @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
    on Sep 6, 2014

    how do you prevent an odor and maggots?

  • Jan Radosevich@gmail.com
    Jan Radosevich@gmail.com La Conner, WA
    on Sep 6, 2014

    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 maggots immediately! UGH!

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