Saturday, May 5, 2012

Green, Brown, Green, Brown, Green.....

That's Ruth, another worker on Mohala Farms.  She was building the compost piles out in the field.  Here's what you do:  make sure you layer your pile---fresh clippings or veggies first and then a layer of brown leaves, dried grass-----then another layer of green, then one of brown, and on and on.  You can give the pile a spray of water every now and then to help it break down more quickly.  Pretty soon, presto, a pile of nutrient rich soil you can add to your garden soil.

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