Composting

What Is Green Compost and Brown Compost?


jennyg added on February 6, 2011 | Answered

What is green compost and brown compost?


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Heather
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Answered on February 7, 2011
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Nikki
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Answered on February 7, 2011

All good compost should consist of balanced layers of both green and brown materials. Green items generally include grass clippings and kitchen scraps, which add nitrogen to the compost. Brown materials add carbon and consist of things like leaves, newspaper, and small woody materials.

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