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Variety of carbons?

Posted by stan6 TN 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 3, 11 at 0:06

I'm aware that it is best to use a variety of greens to make compost for my lawn. How about browns? Can I use only leaves or only newspaper/cardboard or only sawdust, etc, or is a mixture more effective?

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RE: Variety of carbons?

Newspaper and cardboard will contribute very little in nutrients, so where they are used other things such as leaves should be added. The reason for a variety of materials is to get a wide range of nutrients since each plant tends to accumulate different nutrients in different amounts. The more diverse the mix the more nutrients your compost will have.

RE: Variety of carbons?

The best composts have hundreds of foodstuffs in them.

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