I have a new compost bin that was designed and made by the Carbon Cycle people in New Zealand. Your idea is to make great looking trash cans so elegant that you don’t have to “hide” your trash can somewhere in a dark corner of the garden. And that means you will use it more often and make it your pride and joy. I also think that if you have a good system and set of containers you can create enough carbon credits to fly the odd sectors on yours favourite Airline.
Hedge stalks and twigs = C.Arbon
Hedge leaves / foliage = N.Itrogen
Lawn / blades of grass = N.Itrogen
Firewood and wood chips = C.Arbon
Weeds = rough stems and hard roots C.Arbon / foliage most of time N.Itrogen
Sawdust from odd handyman job = C.Arbon
Branches and twigs = C.Arbon
Carbon to nitrogen relationship is critical to good composting. The mass of carbon to nitrogen should be about 30: 1.
If you’ve got way too much lawn clippings, your compost will get wet, dark green, and slimy. Too much carbon (and no nitrogen) that will become wood chips / twigs / twigs / stems Not mental breakdown
I love the trash cans, simply because of the brilliant biodiversity, especially the invertebrates. These animals just don’t know the concept of “litter”. They all have a job to do in the recycling process.
Maggots (N.) Wood Drill (C.) Slater (C.) Millipedes (Document shredder from N) Mollusks (N. Rasper)
Beetles (do all sorts of things – can even be predators and mushroom consumers)
Springtails (run the compost-making graduate school – they prepare the crumbly black stuff)
Earthworms (transporters of all the best organic matter into the ground.
But I’m not someone who just walks around with invertebrate eyes. Compost is also made by bacteria and such small organisms
And above all: mushrooms! Finally, some mushrooms literally soften all of the tough ingredients (bark, wood, hardwood, nuts) etc) so that it can be broken down by other organisms (often insects).
The number of species of mushrooms that can be involved is absolutely staggering. There are in a compost bin sooo many species of mushrooms and each one does its job at the specific time of composting Developer. T.That’s why I always have a good chunk of old compost in my trash when I start a new cycle: kEep the spores in the system, along with things like insect eggs and pupae.
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