Category Archives for Materials

Compost Materials Chart (List of Ingredients)

Knowing what materials to put into compost can be a headache at times. When I started composting, I remember trying to figure out the perfect ingredients for my compost heap and whether certain materials would do good or bad! And it can be frustrating trying to find that information. So in an effort to provide a helpful list […]

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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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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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Composting Pine Needles – A Beginners Guide

I have a huge pine tree in my backyard. It’s a very majestic thing and I love it. But when I got interested in composting, I naturally began to wonder whether I could compost all the pine needles scattered under the tree. After all, not all plants can grow under conifer trees, so it made […]

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