Adding Grass & Weeds to Organic Compost

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Adding the grass and weeds to your organic compost pile is a diligent and important process. Learn to organize your materials in layers from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Okay now we've put a woody layer down, we've put the rough woody material, garden debris on top of that. Now we're going to take some of this, these grasses, and create another layer. And we're going to spread that out on there. We want to get about two to three inches, it looks like a lot more but once it's packed down it will pack down to about two to three inches. A little fluffy right now, but we're going to pack it down. And we're going to put a few of these leaves on as another layer, we want to layer this in. And we'll be doing this layer after layer and then we'll repeat the layers over again. Creates a nice compost pile, I'm using my hands I could be using the pitchfork, shake it over there get it nice and blended down.