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Name: Jeanne Boucher
Huntsville, TX (Zone 8b)
JeanneBoucher
Aug 25, 2016 6:01 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy, I live out in the country and have been composting for several years.
I have 3 compost areas. One for kitchen scraps, one for garden wastes, and one just for grass and dry leaves.
In the fall, when I bag up hardwood leaves (and several friends bring me bags of their leaves) I keep several bags near my kitchen compost bin. Anytime I add kitchen scraps, I always cover them with a light layer of the brown leaves.
I'm careful NOT to add any fat, meat, dairy or oils, as these may bring critters to the pile. I only add fresh fruit or veggie scraps, coffee grounds, paper towels.
We have lots of critters out here, armadillos, raccoons, possums, snakes, coyotes, stray cats, dogs, and wild hogs.
So far, I have not had any critters in my compost bin. The hogs have been coming on the property recently and I expect they may try to get into my kitchen bin, but they have not tried yet.
Jeanne



Jeanne Boucher
Name: Connie White
Athens tn.
Im no quitter.. I will garden in TN
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TnWildflower
Aug 31, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Im getting ready to make a large bin with saplings we cut that are now dried. I will be able to use it for potatoes add new fronts as i go up to accomidate the growing potatos
Respect mother Earth and connect with her .. She will return the favor.

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