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Can you put grass clippings in compost?

When you’ve finished mowing the lawn and you’ve emptied out the grass box for the last time for this session, you’re likely to be looking at a substantial heap of fresh grass clippings. Some people send this off to the dump just to get rid of it but those people should ask the question, can
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What is a compost accelerator?

There are boxes and bags of powders that contain a ‘magic’ ingredient with a claim that it will accelerate the composting process, but do they really? I’ve used one of these accelerators called ‘Garotta’ but I’m a little mystified about what is actually in it and what is a compost accelerator? A compost accelerator is
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Compost bins

For anyone who has never made compost before, the idea of storing up kitchen or garden waste, may at first, appear to be complicated. One of the first questions that you’re sure to ask will be what can you put in your compost bin? Anything that is food to you will be food to something
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How do you speed up composting?

One of the things about making compost is that the words ‘composting’ and ‘speed’ don’t go together. I’ve been looking around to see if anyone has any ideas to add to my own because if there are ways of speeding up the process we need to know about them. So, How do you speed up
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Can I put moldy bread in compost?

A question that comes up from time to time is: can I put moldy bread in compost? The answer to this is yes you can. The mold will not adversely affect anything in a compost bin or tumbler. Adding anything that’s moldy to waste that’s destined to become compost will help with the process. The
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Tumbler composter vs bin

This is a question that’s going to come up for anyone thinking of starting to make compost. Here, we will look at some of the pros and cons of a compost tumbler versus a static bin. We will also consider the advantages of having both and working them together. You have to decide on a
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What is heavy clay soil?

All soil types will benefit from the addition of compost but introducing compost on clay soil will make more of an improvement than on any other soil type. If you have clay soil then the best thing you can do is to add compost to it. If you have a good supply of compost available
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