Ask a Question forum: Blending Kitchen Scraps before adding to Compostumbler?

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NewComposter
Aug 2, 2017 12:12 AM CST
I just picked up a used 18 bushel Compostumbler and wondering, does it makes sense to liquidfy kitchen scraps to add in with dry broken up oak leaves?
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 2, 2017 6:25 AM CST
You can if you want to but it isn't necessary.
Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Aug 2, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Totally unnecessary.
Kitchen scrapes will mulch away much faster than anything eles.
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NewComposter
Aug 2, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Thanks, I was thinking that adding blended scrap to dry oak leaves might help them breakdown.
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crawgarden
Aug 2, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Will you have grass clippings to add to your compost for the Nitrogen requirements?
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NewComposter
Aug 2, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Crawgarden - yes I will have grass clippings and other green leaves from other bushes.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Aug 3, 2017 1:41 AM CST
NewComposter said:Crawgarden - yes I will have grass clippings and other green leaves from other bushes.


Just like any other compost bin, you will want an equal amount of dry brown (old leaves) and wet green (kitchen scraps).

Your lawn clippings are best left on the lawn. Grass clippings are the best fertilizer for grass. Don't worry about "thatch".

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