Importance of Carbon in Compost

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Carbon is an important ingredient in compost. Find out why, and get tips on composting for your garden, in this free organic gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Gale Gassiot

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Carbon is one of the main elements in the compost heap. Carbon is straw and old, dead leaves. This sawdust over here is a carbon, and I will show you some. I keep a pile of some kind of carbon product near my compost so I bring the vegetable scraps out I can put that on top of it so it doesn’t get flies- you always want your organic matter to be covered. And the carbon is important in the compost because the microbes use it for an energy source.