Adding Garbage & Other Materials to Organic Compost

Views: 10715 | Last Update: 2008-06-16
Organizing your organic compost pile with garbage, leaves and dirt is an important and meticulous process. Learn how to properly add these elements to your compost pile from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

About this Author

Jeff Belli

Video Transcript

Ok, now lets add some more things in there. We put the leaves on and now were going to add the green material. You want to get a good layer of that going on here and the same time that were adding the green material were going to add the garbage too and were not going to mess with that garbage were just going to dump a little bit of that out. Right there these coconuts believe it or not will brake down. Make sure that we get it all in the pile. Ah, it smells good. Yum! And then once we do that we can start layering again and we get some leafs on top of that. Get it covered good and some more grasses. Layering, layering, layering just continually layering it in and of course if you have been gathering all this stuff all winter long you should have plenty of layers. Now you can collect grass clippings all summer long. You can go to your local farmer maybe get some hay like I have. Old hay of course ones that getting ready to discard and can?t feed anymore because its too old too rotten. Okay, were getting to have a compost pile here now.