Need browns suggestions
I'm new to composting, but it is clear that I need to bulk up my browns content. The majority of material going into my compost pile (a scant week old) are green kitchen scraps and grass clippings. I'm also composting our used paper towels, but I don't have a ready supply of browns available - or maybe I'm overlooking something. We won't have leaves available for use until Fall.
So, two questions. First, can I use shredded newspaper as a brown source? Is newspaper safe if colored ink is used (on non-glossy paper)? Second, what browns do you compost?
Thanks for your help!