Category Archives for Composting for Beginners

Compost Starters (This is what you Need to Know!)

Confused about compost starters ? I certainly was when I first heard about them. When you begin composting, you might notice after a few weeks that your compost doesn’t seem to be turning into “compost” ! So you get frustrated and start looking for solutions to “speed up” your organic rotting experiment. This is when you come across […]

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How To Make Compost From Kitchen Waste (The Easy Way)

If you’re like me and you enjoy cooking, then you produce an abundance of food scraps every time you’re in the kitchen! Just about all types of organic refuse makes excellent compost material. And composting household scraps is a great way to make something beneficial for your plants, while reducing your home’s weekly waste production […]

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Does Compost Smell? (The Truth About Smelly Compost)

When I first started composting, one of my biggest concerns was that it would stink. But by following the right composting rules, you can have an odor-free compost bin without much difficulty. Does compost smell? A correctly maintained compost bin shouldn’t give off much odor. If you find your compost smells strongly like ammonia, rotting eggs, […]

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The Amazing Benefits of Composting

​When I first started composting, I asked myself a few questions. Like what are the benefits of composting, and is it really worth it? The answer is definitely yes, composting has many incredible benefits! What are the benefits of composting? Composting has several significant benefits. It can help the environment by reducing landfill waste and erosion. […]

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Storing Leaves for Compost (The Best Way to Store Dry Leaves)

It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall. And you’ve probably figured out that dry leaves are an excellent source of brown composting material. But what’s the best way to store dry leaves for compost? At certain times of the year gardeners often find themselves lacking brown, carbon rich material. Which is […]

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Dry Compost Solutions (Is your Compost Bin Too Dry?)

Compost can become dry at times. And as you probably know, this can slow down the process of decomposition, drastically! Below I’m going to talk about how to judge the moisture content of your compost bin, and how to remedy dry compost problems. So is your compost too dry? If you see very little or no […]

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Composting Dairy Products (The Truth about Dairy in Compost)

If, like myself, you compost a lot of your kitchen waste, you inevitably ask yourself whether you can compost dairy products like cheese, cream, or even milk. After all… All food is organic and ends up rotting… Right?  So can you compost dairy products? Dairy seems to be one of the food types that traditional composters […]

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Can You Compost Bread? (Composting Bread made Simple)

​Most people recommend against the addition of bread to a compost pile. But stale bread is organic just like any other kitchen waste, and rots just the same. This can leave people wondering if it’s really a good idea to include bread, or if they should leave it out altogether. So, can you compost bread? Yes, […]

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Brown Composting Materials (Everything you Need to Know)

Finding a good source of brown (carbon rich) material for your compost bin can be tricky at times. Below I’m going to help you identify the best brown composting materials that are commonly available. As a composter you should have some knowledge about the organic brown ingredients needed for your compost bin. Having a good understanding […]

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Compost pH – The Role of pH Levels in Composting

As a keen gardener you probably already understand the importance of knowing the pH of your soil. But what about the pH of your compost? How does the pH of compost affect the plants you grow? After all, if the pH of your soil is too high or too low, it can literally kill your plants! […]

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