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Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living

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  • Composting can be done at virtually any scale. If you live in a city or suburb, there are many small systems available, including worm farming, which can be done in a 5-gallon bucket, and compost tumblers.
  • Two essential components to make composting work well are nitrogen-rich materials such as food scraps and grass clippings, and carbon-rich materials such as leaves, shredded paper, and corrugated cardboard.
  • The key is finding the right balance of ingredients. When it’s the consistency of a wrung out sponge, you’ve achieved the right moisture balance.

By Dr. Mercola

Growing your own food is an important aspect of achieving optimal health, and to really succeed in that endeavor, you need healthy soil. Composting various household waste is an excellent way to achieve this end.


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