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NHMickey
04-28-2002, 09:59 AM
compost pile. In my side yard is where my main garden is and I wanted to start the pile not to far away. What I was wondering is should I put it so close? Will it smell to much? Should I put it over in a darker corner of the yard and just wheel it over when i need it?

amid chaos
04-28-2002, 10:03 AM
Compost needs warmth, water and turning. So, I suggest putting it in the sun. It won't smell if you put ONLY organic material in it. May I suggest 2 compost piles? One to start, one to turn it in to and back and then start another one while your original cooks.

NHMickey
04-30-2002, 04:35 PM
Thank you... I found a spot near the garden to make it... Now to remember ORGANIC ONLY!!!

amid chaos
04-30-2002, 05:24 PM
Grass clippings, chopped leaves and any organic material from your kitchen. remember to turn it.

Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki
04-30-2002, 08:31 PM
Could you give me some ideas for organic stuff from the kitchen?

amid chaos
04-30-2002, 08:55 PM
Any fresh vegetable or fruit. Peels form oranges, egg shells, stalks from brocolli, onion skin, carrot peels, potato skins, apple cores...etc.