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What is Compost?

Well, according to (the all-powerful!) Wikipedia, compost is "organic matter that has been decomposed and and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment."

According to RR's own compost guru, Melanie O'Neil, "Brown and green make compost! Brown stuff like wood chips, dried leaves and pine needles provide the brown component of compost. Green stuff like green plants, and all sorts of food stuff like YOUR KITCHEN WASTE provide the green component of compost. When the brown and green cook and blend, they create a most excellent product – compost!"

Compost is a rich amendment to any garden, acting as a natural fertilizer to grow healthy plants.

Last updated on March 11, 2013 by Eddie Lott