From the Compost Pile of Dale Smith

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  1. Keep the compost pile moist, not dripping wet.
  2. Turn the pile often.
  3. Chop all ingredients into small pieces for faster decomposition.
  4. Keep a container in the kitchen for veggie waste, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc. These are all considered “green” (nitrogen) ingredients.
  5. Avoid dairy products, meat, bones, fat, grease, and pet litter.
  6. Collect, store, and use LOTS of shredded fall leaves. These are considered “brown”(carbon) ingredients.
  7.  Always keep added ingredients covered with a thin layer of shredded leaves.
  8. Aerate the pile by punching holes into the pile with a heavy bar.
  9. Insert a 5+ inch diameter roll of hardware cloth into the top center of the pile to enhance air circulation.
  10. Use grass clippings sparingly, “green” nitrogen ingredients, ONLY if they are free of any herbicides or pesticides.
You are not making compost. The microbes, insects, arachnids (spiders, etc.), and earthworms are making it. Your duty is to keep them happy by providing them with air circulation, food, and water.
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