Compost Zodiac

What kind of composter are you?

By Scott Meyer and Beth Huxta


compostingThe Novice

Profile: You've heard about the value of compost and you want to make it. How do you start?

Advice: Layer 3 or 4 inches of "green" materials like grass clippings and 4 to 8 inches of "brown" materials like dried leaves, add water, and then turn the pile a week later. Add new ingredients as you get them, and turn the pile every other week. Learn how to start composting.

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