HOW TO START COMPOSTING
How should you start composting? First, decide which method works best for your composting goals, available space, lifestyle, and budget.
After deciding which method is the best solution for you, start gathering materials. All composting options require a mix of brown and green materials.
Green materials are most often kitchen scraps (i.e. they have a higher moisture content). Brown materials are much dryer and balance the moisture content in the compost pile. Shredded newspaper or brown packing paper, dried leaves, lawn clippings, and old garden materials fall into this category.
Once you have a collection of materials, you will layer the materials together in a mound or in a collection bin for the traditional or worm composting techniques, consistently topping the pile with dry, brown materials to discourage flies and other pests.
If composting still sounds a little overwhelming, know that the Heirloom Potager team is here to help you get started with the right composting solution for your needs. Complete an inquiry form to schedule an on-site consultation to get started today.