Compost ingredients

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Creating a compost is like cooking in the kitchen, with a correct mixture of the ingredients then you’re ready to go. Unlike cooking, that putting taste as the main factor, compost only need its usage, so the proportion is as you like or how you want to be.

Of course the positive advantages above all of it is you could manage your own garbage, instead pile up on the front of your home, you could do your own compost that useful for your garden. So what kind of garbage could be process as compost ingredients? Lets find out more about it.

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Basic Compost

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Ultimately, animals and microorganisms that turn plant material into compost need to eat the same things that you do. They need energy, most conveniently supplied by carbohydrates. In your case, this means starch and sugars from bread, potatoes, rice, and fruit. The main carbohydrate in plants is cellulose you can’t break this down, but compost microorganisms can. They also need nitrogen and phosphorus, to make proteins and other vital molecules.

Carbohydrates contain carbon, which provides energy and is the main structural element of living organisms. In practice, anything that contains plenty of nitrogen usually also has lots of phosphorus and other essential elements. A useful, shorthand way to describe compost ingredients is therefore by referring to their carbon:nitrogen, or C:N, ratio.
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