A compost pile will shed rain just as a thatched roof does. I have not seen rain penetrate more than 2-3 inches. No need to cover a compost bile. Commercial compost is made with huge open piles, turned with heavy equipment. Make a pile and it will compost. Very simple.
If I’m going to have to turn it then I’m putting two bins side by side. You can also buy horse bedding for about $8 for 50 lbs at a feed store
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Summary: Got no brown stuff for your compost? Find brown stuff for your compost.
How about NO Greens?? or not enough ??
Can rice husk work as brown matter?
Whoa lady, you should refresh yourself on how long six inches is lol!
From Growing your greens channel. He suggests horse bedding wood pellets. I have used them and the seem to work. Thanks
My neighbor does a LOT of composting & he's been giving me ideas on how to better balance mine. He suggested that I go to our local Tractor Supply & buy a 50 pound bag of "Equine Pine Pellets" which runs between $6.00 & $8.00 per 50 lb bag. He says the pellets make a great brown!!! PLUS, the pellets are also makes a great kitty litter He explained that when my pile isn't perking properly that I'll probably need to add 5 maybe 10 pounds of the pellets. He also suggested that I add the pellets to the bottom of my compost pail then add the scraps on top. That way, when I dump my scraps that I will also be automatically adding my browns at the same time!!!
Nice vid– My local starbucks wonts even save coffee grounds anymore so I wont be able to get any chaff from there may have to wait till leaves fall to have enough browns although I can use straw..
I have 2 drums for making compost
where I live we drink tea can used tea leaves work as browns?
I added a bag of rabbit bedding to my pile, it is wood shavings and cost me about 3 bucks. I started of with some shredded paper and a few ripped up cardboard boxes.
Awesome! You Rock!!
Local parks wits lotsa trees = lotsa leaves 🍁 👍🏼
Is pet – bedding good to use in compost ? Is it considered a brown ?
enjoyed your video
I have a question. I just started gardening this summer. I just started a compost pile soon to be a bin as soon as I get materials. I have an abundance of Camphor Tree leaves. Are Camphor leaves toxic somewhat like Black Walnut? My neighbor suggested that I don't use Camphor leaves.
hello, do you know why I have a lot of worms in the lid of my compost bin when I open it
Looking at the completed pile – I see 2-3 years of compostable waste.:¬(
I am now on my own. But even before Alice dies it would take us SEVERAL MONTHS to accumulate 6" of food scraps.:¬(
where do you get your coffee chaff from? Please name a few stores For me to get an idea
Do you have problems with roaches in your compost? I just started composting, and got a closed plastic bin to avoid that, but I already saw the little roaches around there because they can get through the holes in the bin, and I'm guessing even grown roaches could also since those things get in everywhere. Just thinking about it I get really grossed out, but not sure if that will be a common issue or if there's anything that can be done. I'm in the suburb of Houston, TX. Thanks
Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day
shredded paper bags! use paper instead of plastic at the grocery store 😁
I use leaves for my brown but I don't like how mine is coming out . Every body says it's simple but I just can't do it.
I have no access to grass clippings or leaves where i live downtown so I dry weeds, trimmings, and anything that will turn brown. I did score some leaves last year and my compost was much better with leaves.I keep a paper bag in my kitchen next to the compost bucket. Onion and garlic skins go there and dry kitchen waste along with leaves and trimmings from my abundant houseplants. I used to use it all as mulch but I have better compost when I use more browns there and find a balance between mulching and composting.
hi Stacey , I have a question. can you tell me if using rice hulls is the same as using these chaffes? I'm currently using them as mulch.
Alot of people shred their mail, remove all plastic and shred. Some box stores , and offices shred alot of paper. I shred mail and news paper. I have to remove the glue, and plastic parts. I than use it to line my litter boxes for my rabbits. Rabbit manure. is a cold manure, so I don't have to wait a year to break it down. That leaves me with a brown (paper), and a green (rabbit manure). I line the bottom of box with Sweet PDZ, to soak up the urin, cover with shredded news paper. Six rabbits give me plenty, plus leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps. What are your thoughts on comfrey?
I have used ashes from woodstove as browns. Is that ok?
shredded newspaper for bowns?
Do coffee grounds count as browns?
Thanks for the tips! My family just gave me a closed composter, air holes in sides, and it says to fill it, turn it once a week. But I have abundant greens and a big yard full of browns, can I keep adding, or will I never really get a finished product? hmm, maybe answered my own Q? lol, enjoy your videos, Stacey, thanks you.
Would it be better to get organic coffee chaff? Should I be concerned about pesticides or other harmful chemicals like roundup on the coffee chaff?
Stacy:I have 6 Trees surrounding my back yard and have saved their leaves.Is that good enough to count as browns?I read that leaves are all we need to compost but I do add my kitchen green waste and fresh cut grass.I have two city supplied plastic compost bins and that is what I use in them.
Thanks for your VideosJim Mills
Carbolisious? must be Stacenese! lol Good stuff StaceyChuck
Coffee chaff isn't available here as far as I know (Southern Middle TN). I use wood shavings from local cabinet shops for my browns. Not wood dust but shavings from molders and shapers. There will be some dust in there, sure, but it isn't anything like saw dust. I get mostly maple, poplar, and alder wood in my area…but everyone I've paid attn too says don't use walnut so I don't.
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