(HealthDay News) -- Creating a compose gives you a rich, natural fertilizer for your backyard garden.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains how to compost:
- Separate appropriate materials into a green category (banana peels, apple cores, egg shells, onion skins, coffee grounds, some weeds and other fruit and vegetable waste) and a brown category (shredded paper, sawdust, coffee filters, some cardboards, nut shells, leaves, straw, wood chips and twigs).
- Make sure compost pieces are small, and that the materials are able to drain and have adequate moisture.
- Do not include animal remains, high-fat foods or dairy foods.
- Make sure your compost has an earthy smell. If the smell becomes unpleasant, add more brown materials (described above) to the mix.
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