weíve built our compost bins. Theyíre standing there, empty, side by side.
Itís time to start making compost.
books say to cover the bottom of the empty bin with leaves, straw or something
similar. But donít worry if you donít have any. Start by throwing anything
in my opinion, grass clippings, especially if they were sprayed with
A few years ago, emptying
a bin, the earth inside was
gorgeous, brown and beautiful, until a couple feet down I hit a layer of grass clippings that looked about as new as the day
they were put in months
not to worry if we donít have anything for the bottom layer of
the bin. Just start. Compost is forgiving. Itíll work out fine.
I haven't had much luck with leaves either, unless I'd shredded them first.
next: Feeding our bin