Composting

When composting you need a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns to get the highest quality compost.

Layer the green and brown materials alternatively in your compost bin. Layer of browns and a layer of greens continue like that, and always keep your compost moist.

Here is a list of things you can use to make your compost:

Green
  • Animal Manure
  • Weeds
  • Bindweed
  • Bracken
  • Grass
  • Hay
  • Hedge clippings
  • House plants
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Fruit peelings
  • Fruit seeds
  • Tea leaves
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Browns

  • Autumn leaves
  • Cardboard
  • Cotton towels
  • Evergreen pruning's
  • Vacuum cleaner contents
  • Egg shells
  • Egg boxes
  • Cotton wool
  • Kitchen paper
  • Wood ash
  • Paper bags
  • Straw
  • Twigs
  • Wool

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