How does a compost pile work?

Answer its a mix of organic molecules which slowly break down releasing nutrients such a nitrogen of phosphorus into the soil which can then be used by plants and other organisms. it also has a beneficiel... Read More »

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What can be put into a compost pile?

Pretty much anything from plants. You want a mix of greens stuff (grass, raw vegetables) and brown stuff (Dried grass, leaves, coffee grounds). You should avoid any animal products, particularly m... Read More »

What is a compost pile used for?

A compost pile serves as a long-term source of nutrients to enrich the soil. It improves soil structure, enables the soil to hold water longer, supplies the soil with significant quantities of orga... Read More »

Where can you build a compost bin or pile?

Some where out of the way. A place that does not get a lot puddling from rain.

Can sawdust be used in a compost pile?

Yes, sawdust can be used in compost. Anything organic can be composted, including you and other animals and paper. Cellulose is difficult to digest by your hardworking microbes so make sure to have... Read More »