Composting 2 (What to put in a compost pile? (It is important to balance…
What to put in a compost pile?
It is important to balance out
bits of paper
carbon rich leaves
Nitrogren plant scraps
Adding dry bulky matierial
Giving it air
anything that was once alive can be composted
What not to put in a compost pile?
Main idea: How to do compostation
How it works?
Bacteria are the power houses of composts
They break down plant matter to create carbon dioxide and hosts
as their consumption of the compost materials raises the temperature of the pile, heat-loving microorganisms take over. Compost can get up to 100 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (40-60 degrees Celsius) as it brews.
Larger critters such as worms, slugs and insects also digest the decomposing matter,