Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some interesting facts about composting

Some of the benefits of composting are increased moisture retention and aeration in the soil.

As you keep adding wastes to your compost pile the wastes on the bottom will become compost sooner than the top

Organic matter is decomposed by living creatures during the composting process

Lack of air and or too much nitrogen causes foul odors

A good sized compost pile will reach 140-180 degrees F in the center of the pile

It is important to turn the compost to incorporate air and to get the outer materials to the center for heating to break down the matter.

Grass clippings, leaves, fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells are best for a compost pile do not incorporate meat and bones, fats and oils into the pile

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