Return to the Texas Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Hey Composters....

Posted by ginnypenny East TXZ8 (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 4, 11 at 14:32

Can I put shredded newsprint in my compost bed? Lucky for me I have lots of family that wanted to help with my new worm bed. Now I have LOTS and LOTS more shredded paper than I need for the worms.

I have a large compost pile...really two..that I have only put plant matter in. Can I add this? What ratio, or is there one?

What about bermuda sprigs. I DO NOT want that stuff to make it through the process and get in my beds.....

Help


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Hey Composters....

news paper yes..
Best is 2-parts GREEN to 1-part BROWN
but anywhere close will work, it may just take longer.

To further confuse you check out the link below.

bermuda... no no no... absolutely not or you might be digging it out of where ever you spread your compost.

You could get away with it IF IF IF you keep a roaring hot compost pile and turn it a lot and keep futzing with it a long time. Really really cook that puppy.

But with us coming into winter, and knowing most people just don't have the time or desire to mess with the pile that much I suggest you don't put bermuda in there at all.

Here is a link that might be useful: brown to green ratios for composting


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Texas Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here