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The what, when, where, why and how of composting
Download a copy of the presentation
Get a copy of Microsoft Power Point Viewer (free)
Home Page: http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/sherburne/mgardeners
The food web in your compost pile supports a wide variety of lifeforms from microscopic bacteria to larger beetles and worms.
present at different temperatures
Average Carbon:Nitrogen Ratios
Food Scraps 15:1 GREENS
Grass Clippings 19:1
Rotted Manure 25:1
30:1 Ideal for Composting
Corn Stalks 60:1
Straw 80:1 BROWNS
Sawdust, woodchips 500:1
limits aeration in your pile
Grass and yard trimmings/clippings
Fruits and vegetable trimmings
Diseased or insect infested plants
Cat and dog manure
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants
Weeds that contain seeds
Meat and animal products
Barrel or drum composter
you can still identify much of the
original organic material it is not
ready to use yet
have been reduced by 30 to 50 percent
Have too much yard waste to backyard compost?
Want to compost kitchen waste but don’t have the yard space to do it?
Here are some alternatives to backyard composting...
Grass clippings are a great source of nitrogen for your compost pile but usually you have more clippings then needed. What can you do with excess clippings? Leave them on your lawn! Leaving grass clippings on lawn returns nutrients to the soil (clippings will naturally decompose).