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The Benefits of Composting

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In a nutshell, composting is a term that describes turning waste into a valuable product.  Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials with the help of bacteria, fungi, worms and other organisms under controlled aerobic environment. Think about nature, this is a naturally occurring process.  When it comes to a forest, the plains or any ecosystem, there is no waste.  Everything decomposes Lion King style in the circle of life.  When you begin the process of composting in your garden, you are recreating this naturally occurring phenomenon.  There is a reason why composting is referred to as “black gold” by gardeners...

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

Composting is not magic.  Microorganisms break down the materials we put in the compost bin changing the chemical composition.  These billions of organisms in the compost bin rely on us for the necessary fuel to complete this natural phenomenon.  The fuel they rely upon us to deliver can be classified as Browns or Greens. Browns are high in carbon and Greens are high in nitrogen. Carbon is the principal energy source for the microorganisms.  Bacteria use Nitrogen as the critical component when breaking down heir food.  Optimal growth occurs when we supply the proper ratio between browns and greens or...

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