Gail of Green Living

What is compost?
July 9, 2011, 11:44 am
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Compost is newspapers, dryer lint, cucumber peelings, tomato cores, celery strings, a strawberry stem, orange peel, melon rind, or wine cork.

Compost is an apple core, coffee grounds and banana peels, getting started on my kitchen counter top.

Compost is weeds, leaves, grass clippings, thrown out cut flowers, clippings from pruning mint and Impatiens, and pine needles from the street gutter.

Compost is the neighbor’s bag of lawn waste put out for the city pick up in a compostable bag or the dirt from my vacuum cleaner.

Compost is ALIVE with bugs and worms doing almost all the work!

Compost is NOT the label from the skin of last month's avacado!

Compost is rich dark soil I add to my plants to help them retain water, add valuable nutrients, and protect exposed roots.

What do you put in your compost to vary the nutrients?

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