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the ins and outs of home composting | Gorgeously Green via @sophieuliano #eco

the ins and outs of home composting | Gorgeously Green via @sophieuliano #eco

How to compost at home in three easy steps: While composting is not a difficult activity by any means, it does require a basic understanding of how and why organic materials break down. In order to decompose plant matter, microbes and beneficial bacteria need four key ingredients: carbon, nitrogen, water and air. Carbon is released by what the composting world refers to as “brown” materials. That is, items such as dead leaves, dry twigs, thin cardboard such as toilet paper rolls, paper, wood ash, lint and dust (ex: the contents of your vacuum cleaner bag or dryer). Nitrogen is released by “green” materials. Items such as damp grass clippings, vegetable and fruit waste from the kitchen, coffee grounds and even small chunks of bread are included in the nitrogen family. To achieve the right balance for composting, your bin should consist of three parts brown carbon to one par...

Full article: http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/blog/how-to-home-compost/

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