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Re: Beginners Compost

Building a compost bin was one of the most ecologically responsible things I've ever done. All the "ingredients" which can be placed in the bin reduced my garbage output by over half. Kitchen scraps, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and almost anything else that one would usually throw out with the trash, can be tossed in the compost & recycled in a useful manner. Often, I only have to put my trash out for municipal collection every 2 or 3 weeks instead of every week like before. You can keep your trash in a plastic bag in your basement because there's rarely anything that will cause unpleasant odors.

The real joy is the soil enhancement product the composting process produces. My raspberry plants start producing big, lucious red berries around the 4th of July. This saves me loads of money at the market during the season; and, I have more raspberries than I can eat for the entire season!