Archive for March 29th, 2009

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 | Author:

Composts fruit and vegetable peelings

With the start of Spring last week (even though it snowed in Chicago this weekend), I began to think about gardening.  Since the start of the GreenStoreAndMore I have tried to do things that are Eco Friendly, so I am determined to start a compost bin.   I have no idea where to begin, so I searched the web and came up with a great site I would like to share.

It is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s site, and it gives step by step directions to Create Your Own Compost Did you know compost is made up of 3 different ingredients: Brown(dead leaves, plants, twigs…) , Green (grass clippings, vegetables wastes, fruit scraps…) and water?  Meat and by-products should not be put into a compost pile – it  will attract mice and other outdoor animals if you do.  Compost should be used on outdoor gardens and grass but not for indoor plants, because of the presence of seeds and weeds.  I learned all of the above from the site I mentioned.  I encourage you to take a look at it.

You can do an outside bin or an inside container.  I am going to try the outside one.  I will let you know how it works out.  Let me know if  you have any compost tips.  Happy Gardening!!!