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Visiting the Family…and Their Carbon-Rich Back Yard

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun- visiting my parents’ house out in the sticks was great.

I really envy the variety of materials they can compost- tons of leaves, dead plants, weeds, pine needles, mosses… most of these items are hard to come by in my neighborhood.

I wish I had my camera- I ended up building up a compost pile for my mom with the food scraps from dinner and huge piles of the aforementioned materials… I was tempted to get a garbage bag and bring a bunch of it home with me!

Man, I screwed up… hope I get to go home for Christmas.

The #1 Secret to Get Your Compost Pile Cooking!

Leaves are the most important ingredient to make excellent compost.  While they will compost just as they are, shredding them will increase the efficiency of your pile.

Collect as many leaves as possible during the fall to keep your compost pile cooking through the colder months.

My goal is to show you how to create the best compost with the least amount of time and effort.  Let’s cut down on what we send to the landfill and create an excellent soil amendment to grow your plants.

This is just the start of it- stay tuned for even more composting tips!

Be sure to sign up for my free composting course along the right side of this page.

Let me know how your composting is going- I’d love to hear from you.