All about composting

What is brown material in compost?

Whenever you get into a conversation with anyone about making compost you will hear the term ’browns’. This will be referred to in conjunction with the term ‘greens’ with equal enthusiasm. You will also hear about getting the right balance between nitrates (from nitrogen) and carbon. So, what is brown material in compost? Examples of
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Compost flies

The dreaded compost flies. One of the reasons why people avoid anything to do with composting is that they’ve tried it and stopped because of flies. They can be a problem if you don’t manage your compost properly. It’s possible to make compost with just a few flies appearing but not the clouds that some
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Bokashi soil factory

Also: What is bokashi composting? How much Bokashi bran to use? How long does it take for Bokashi to break down? How do I use my Bokashi? Bokashi in winter Can you feed Bokashi to worms? Bokashi composting in an apartment A Bokashi soil factory is a very simple arrangement and easy to do. The
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Can you put cooked meat in compost?

When we’re disposing of waste food most people know that vegetable waste will safely rot down into compost in the right conditions. There is, however, some doubt when disposing of cooked meat which often turns up as leftovers on the plate. So, can you put cooked meat in compost? Yes you can but you must
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Balcony compost

Also: Can you put a compost bin on concrete? OK you’re thinking about making compost out of kitchen waste in your apartment or condo. Specifically on your balcony where you may have a little extra space that’s just outside your regular living space. We could, if we wanted, go on and on about how everyone
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Snakes in compost bin

Do worm farms attract snakes? Does ground cover attract snakes? Do snakes like to live in ivy? I don’t like snakes, I don’t know enough about them and I’m guessing that most of you feel much the same way. The trouble is that there is a risk that, at some point, we’re going to come
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Composting toilet

Composting toilets appear to be all the rage among certain green-minded enthusiasts. When I’ve mentioned or suggested doing anything like this the usual response has been people turning their noses up and either they pretend they didn’t hear or quickly change the subject to something else. We prefer to turn a lever or push a
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