Ideally, animal manure is the most valuable ingredient in the compost pile
because it acts as fuel.
If your compost pile
doesn't heat up within two days, check its moisture content (dig into the pile with a shovel and grab a handful of the debris).
I never knew rock squirrels existed until we moved here, and I didn't know I was building my compost pile
so convenient to their den.
Some plants have leaves that are notoriously slow to decompose--too slow to include in the compost pile
They often fish with Eisenia fetida, the humus-creating red worm or "trout worm," which always remains hidden, devouring manure and compost piles
The plan is to turn the compost pile
often by using a garden fork to toss the compost from bin #1 to bin #2 mixing and adding water and or organic material to obtain an internal temperature between 104[degrees]F and 130[degrees]F.
Twice while there, I did see someone going down the road with a load to enrich their compost pile
TIP OF THE WEEK: According to Jeavons and Cox, you should think of building a compost pile
as you would a lasagna.
A-void bagging clippings from lawn mowing; B-uy products made from recycled materials; and C-reate a compost pile
in your yard.
Start with a compost pile
Most garden waste consists of herbaceous, fast-decaying matter like annual weeds and soft leaves.
Starting a new compost pile
on a mat of loose branches helps to aerate the compost, hastening breakdown.
After removing all the old plant debris, I raked the beds and disposed of dropped fruit, a few dandelions and some straw mulch into my compost pile
This from the man who sits atop the compost pile
we call city government, now validated as the most corrupt, inefficient and incompetent in the country.
Called "Helping the Planet from A to Z," the posters outline such environmental tips as: A-void bagging clippings from lawn mowing; B-uy products made from recycled materials; and C-reate a compost pile
in your yard.
Organic materials, such as paper and food scraps, cannot decompose the same way they would in a compost pile
, because there is no air inside the landfill.