Mix in Brown and Green Compost Ingredients
Part of the Composting For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Organic matter high in carbon — what composters commonly call browns — provides energy for decomposer organisms as they consume and break down the contents of your compost pile. Organic matter high in nitrogen — called greens — supplies the decomposers with protein. Maintain well-fed composting organisms with these varied ingredients.
|Dry leaves||Kitchen scraps|
|Woody plant trimmings||Coffee grounds and filters|
|Straw||Leafy plant trimmings|
|Pine needles||Grass clippings|
|Paper products||Feathers, fur, and hair|