Hopefully someone will see this since it is a sticky! I'm new to composting but have my composter ready for filling. I got it at Costco and it's a stand up bin type with a lid on top and a door on each side for lifting to get the ready stuff out. I have a few piece of grass in there from laying sod, and a couple twigs. Pretty puny size pile right now, Before I started putting in veggie scraps do I need to put some dirt in or anything? Or should i buy some hay/straw? Is hay/straw the same thing? We are in a new community, so there aren't any leaves laying around and so far we are the only home that has put in grass! So greens and browns are at a minimum. I was thinking that I could buy a bag of soil and use that to cover my scraps until we start to get some more leaves, twigs. But I can probably find some hay to buy too. TIA!
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3/5/07 at 11:30pm