just grass and leaves for compost????
Hello everyone !! Well, today was a perfect fall day outdoors. I spent most of it getting the raised beds ready for next spring, raking, mowing and shredding leaves with the mower. I probably emptied the lawnmower bag 15 times into the compost bin. SOOOO, I was wondering,,,can you get good compost from only grass and leaves???? or do you need to add the other stuff like coffee grounds and kitchen scrapps to get a good balance???. I mean,,,grass is green and leaves are brown, so why cant that alone make a good compost??? Don't get me wrong,,I certainly add the UCG's, banana peels, kitchen scrapps, straw, chicken manure, etc BUT most of whats in all of my piles are grass and leaves (after today) because I have so much of it. I have 10 acres,,so the leaves and grass will be available until the snow falls. But, if someone used ONLY grass and leaves, would that make a good balanced, healthy compost??? Any comments on this are greatly appreciated. Thanks, flowersnhens