Help with compost making
micmarg Posts: 38
I've been reading this compost discussions with great interest and seeing as I have never made compost before there are a few questions that I hope you knowledgeable people could answer.
I have 5 darlek type plastic bins that I could fill very easily as I have access to scores of huge comfrey plants and mounds of fallen brown leaves. The comfrey has gone over now and are not green and succulent any more, is this still classed as "green"?
Also is it best to layer green and brown or mix them up before I put it in the bins or layer them in the bins.
I don't have a lawn mower and I don't think I'm strong enough to cut them up with shears, could I just put them in whole?Many thanks
Mix or layer, it'll rot down in time.
Don't over think it
Bin 1 - leaves only for leaf litter (ideal for mulching shrubs such as camellia etc)
Bins 2 & 3 - mix of leaves and comfrey leaves
Bins 4 & 5 - larger stalks/twigs etc (these will take longer to break down due to their size)
This way you get a good blend of short-term and longer-term compost success!
It's addictive , lol but once you produce your first batch of lovely dark brown crumbly loveliness , the joy !!!!!
Brown is high in carbon, so twiggy stuff, cardboard etc.
It's a good question.