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Compost Philosophy

Hum with me here, “Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be …”  Even though I am not a Beatles fan, I do like the mantra for compost.  There are a lot of things in life to worry about; starting or maintaining a compost pile should not be one of them.  Entire books are devoted to the subject with topics like how to balance the carbon  and nitrogen in your pile, managing your moisture, etc.  It’s all fascinating reading, but it stresses me out to no end.  compost pile 1

Simple composting boils down to combining “greens” (veggie & fruit scraps, coffee grinds & tea leaves, grass clippings, etc.) with “browns” (fall leaves, a bit of old mulch, straw, hay, even cardboard).  Mix it all together, give it some moisture (rain works for my open pile), and “let it be”.  Before you know it, tangled mess will be rich, crumbly compost.

 

2 responses to “Compost Philosophy

  1. bryan roth

    December 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    How long it takes for tangelo peels?

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    • wedigyummy

      February 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by the site. Like all organic material, it depends on the size, location and contents of your compost pile, but typically, most citrus peels take about six month to decompose. You can speed that up by cutting peels and rinds into small pieces and burying them deeply in your pile. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

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