Several questions: I read that I need to peel away the inside membrane of the eggshells and bake them to get rid of salmonella. Is that really necessary? Someone on another website said no need, just chuck 'em in. I don't have a composter or anything so I just keep a little container by the sink. So because peels or scraps aren't broken down and to avoid odors, I'm just stockpiling coffee grounds and tea leaves. Anything else I can add?
No, you don't need to bake eggshells before using them in the garden, but you can wash them off. These articles will help:
You don't have to have a composter to compost. You can just start a compost "heap" in a corner of the backyard.
Ther's plenty of sargossum seaweed by me. Can I use it for mulch or compost?
You can, definitely, use it in your compost pile. I wouldn't use it as a mulch, but it is a wonderful compost ingredient.
I would mix the grass/weed clippings with leaves a and plant waste from fall clean-up.
It can be. Just keep an eye on your nutrient levels, and don't let the nitrogen get out of hand. Keep the phosphorus and potassium levels up in the pile.
I missed the compost time in spring before I added plants to my new flower beds .I have existing beds.... I want to side dress now with compost.. when should I do this? Its June now and very hot here in amarillo Tx. Should I wait for August now?
I believe you can side dress with compost any time of year, so long as it is watered in well and it's not "hot" compost, like unprocessed animal manure, etc.
Yes, but I would add more ventilation on the sides and cover the hole in the bottom so the contents don't leak.
If I dried green cutting leaves, are they considered green or brown?
I'm uncertain of the nature of the question. Your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see the color of your leaves. However, if this is for composting reasons, then anything dried will be considered browns, in context, no matter the color. Anything living is "greens", and anything dried is "browns".
I want to start a compost bin in my garden, do I have to put earth in it to start? I have worms to go in. Do they need earth to settle down in? Many thanks Eric Howard Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can add some soil to the pile. These articles should help: