Any plant material is perfect for adding to your compost pile as long as it's not hosting a plant disease or pest. When the ingredients are all piled together and if they have enough bulk, they will decompose organically by the aerobic process all by themselves. But, it takes time; Mother Nature can't be hurried. Some people say, "I can't wait
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for a year or two. How can I speed this process?" The answer—mix, mash, moisten, and move.
Keep everything moist, make a big pile, and keep turning it. How often? Every day if you want the finished compost in two weeks; every week for results in three months; or every month for it to be ready in a year. The ideal conditions for the fastest results are:
The results will be the most amazing material you could hope for in your garden. It's often called black gold because of the color of the finished product called compost.
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