How to make compost without fall leaves


    April 28, 2012 — Although many people just want to recycle their kitchen waste, you can’t make good compost without a LOT of dry, brown material. Mike McGrath explains how to make compost without fall leaves. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

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    Question of the Week

    You often mention that one of the secrets to making successful compost is to include sufficient “brown” material in the mix, specifically shredded fall leaves. But in the fall, I mow all my leaves and use the shredded leaves as mulch for my shrub and flower borders. As a result, I have little left over to use in my compost pile. I’m hoping you have some suggestions for other sources of brown material. Get the answer »

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