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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Start Your Compost Piles!
Spring is a great time to get your compost pile started. All those grass clippings are full of nitrogen and great for mixing into your regular ingredients.
Composting is a easy way to improve your soil structure and fertilize your plants.
Compost systems can be as simple as a box of clippings and shredded newspaper or as elaborate as a self turning drum. Both systems will work equally well.
Other good ingredients for your compost pile are; leaves, grass clippings, banana peels, broccoli stems, coffee grounds, etc. In general, anything of a plant based nature.
Yes, easter egg shells are OK as long as the dye is vegetable based and there's no egg included. Egg shells will keep snails away too!