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  1. NHMickey

    NHMickey <font color=red>I'm A Disneyana Collector!<font co Moderator

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    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?
     
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  3. amid chaos

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    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.
     
  4. NHMickey

    NHMickey <font color=red>I'm A Disneyana Collector!<font co Moderator

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    Thank you... I found a spot near the garden to make it... Now to remember ORGANIC ONLY!!!
     
  5. amid chaos

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    Grass clippings, chopped leaves and any organic material from your kitchen. remember to turn it.
     
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    Could you give me some ideas for organic stuff from the kitchen?
     
  7. amid chaos

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    Any fresh vegetable or fruit. Peels form oranges, egg shells, stalks from brocolli, onion skin, carrot peels, potato skins, apple cores...etc.
     

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