List of Browns and Greens
I started a new compost pile - DH put chicken wire around stakes - it's about a 8 foot diameter circle. We put about 2 feet of shredded leaves inside. My son who works for a commercial nursery said it won't decompose the same way my closed bin did (but that took two years to be perfect black gold) so he dumped 3 bags of garden soil on top to 'hold the leaves down so they don't blow out'. I think it just needs something besides shredded leaves and I'm not sure the soil is worth anything. I know I saw a list of browns and greens somewhere in here but can't find it. This is a new way of composting for me and I'm not sure I can put the same things (kitchen scraps, etc) in it.
Anyone know where that list is? And is there also a description of what works in the different types of piles?