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Tips on composting

Successful composting needs three key ingredients:

1)Materials
Composting needs a balanced diet, you get the best results by composting a mixture of BROWNS and GREENS. BROWNS are dry, fibrous materials such as twigs, paper, cardboard and straw. GREENS are soft, sappy materials with a high water content such as vegetable and fruit peelings, grass clippings, coffee grounds,tea …
2)Moisture
It is important to get the balance right. Too wet and the compost becomes slimy and too dry and composting is very slow and might even stop! To test, squeeze a handful of material, ideally it should feel as damp as a wrung out sponge.
3)Air
The tiny organisms that make your compost need air just like us. Introduce air into your bin either by using a garden fork to mix the material, or add more scrunched up paper and card.

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