Compost is ready for use when it reaches a fine, powdery consistency like that of soil. Layering brown material such as leaves, shredded newsprint and twigs with layers of green matter such as grass clippings, veggie and fruit scraps and non-diseased plant debris will help speed up the decomposition process.
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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.