For ideal and effective rotting, the right balance between carbon and nitrogen is important. Kitchen waste and grass clippings contain a lot of nitrogen, so you should always add “woody” materials such as leaves, shredded branches, sawdust, napkins or sachets. On the other hand, it is advisable to mix in nitrogen-rich to carbonaceous waste.
Nitrogen-rich waste is fruit and vegetable waste, brewed coffee and tea, potato tops, grass and grass clippings, bouquets and potted plants, banana peels and tropical fruit peels, weeds (without seeds, otherwise dried), herbs, wool, hair, dung.
Carbon-rich waste is trimmings from trees, shrubs and hedges, leaves, bark, straw, hay, wood shavings, sawdust, napkins, sachets.
The more colorful the mixing of waste, the better the quality of the final product. Now and then, mix a shovel of rock meal, lime and soil in, “watering” it when it’s too dry and mixing “woody” things in when it’s too wet.
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