Compost?? What should i do???!
I've just taken over my mum's garden. She has two plastic compost bins which she has filled with grass clippings over the last couple of years. Unfortunately she hasn't used any other materials or turned it, and they're just 2 big containers of dry grass.
Am going to empty them and start again - can i use the dried grass? and i'm really intimidated by the whole process. what can i put in? are layers really important? what about large prunings - do these need to be chipped? Do we just chuck in kitchen waste as we produce it? Carol Klein's book says that you need a third green waste (kitchen and grass cuttings, and two thirds should be straw like or woody carbon rich materials - what is this?!! Also is manure essential or can you use soil? I found some compost liquid stuff in the shed - should i use it?
So many questions! Please help!!
- 4 May, 2009