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What is the correct sequence for adding material when constructing a new compost heap? brown, green and then gardenn soil

Zone Burtchville Township, MI | gelelca added on October 16, 2018 | Answered

Is the correct order for adding material when building a compost heap brown (dry material), green ( nitrogen containing material) and then garden soil, or Green, followed by a layer of green and then garden soil?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 17, 2018

There is no real sequence to adding. You will be mixing all of this up occasionally, and when you first get it set anyway.

There is a less effective, but less hands on way to compost in a "lasagna" fashion. This method requires layering materials, and will not require much maintenance, but there is a lot to be said about a well mixed, and maintained compost pile.

This article will help you with lasagna style composting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/lasagna-gardening.htm

This article is a well rounded composting guide that will, also, give you many good tips to help you make the best of your compost: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/lasagna-gardening.htm

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