Compost Zodiac

What kind of composter are you?

By Scott Meyer and Beth Huxta


compostingThe Mystic

Profile: You believe in the world unseen and the mysterious power of the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) to create a spiritual connection between you and your soil.

Advice: Water is an oft-forgotten but essential element for making compost. "Water helps to create an environment for the fungi and bacteria," Moreland explains. The ideal moisture content of working compost is 60 percent—about the same as a wrung-out sponge.

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