What is a compost pile used for?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

How do I activate a compost pile?

Spread a 6-inch layer of dry, brown, carbon-dense organic waste across well-draining soil in a 3-foot-by-3-foot area. Add a 1-inch layer of organic compost activator--such as plain topsoil, finishe... Read More »

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 »

Can I put worms into my compost pile?

You can add worms to compost piles, but you shouldn't turn the pile as often. Instead, worms break down the organic matter more quickly than traditional composting, requiring less turning. To use t... Read More »