Not expertise, just my lazy way of going about it. We have an old
garbage container, the kind you put out on road for the garbage collectors to pick up weekly. It lost it's wheels
and I confiscated it to use for my compost bin.
I save kitchen scraps in plastic bags and take out to the compost bin periodically.
I place the lid askew so that it is not airtight and air gets in and it is located on full sun side of our house in the back,
out of view. When my husband cuts the grass, he saves up the clippings in another corner of the yard that gets
some sun, but not full. Eventually though, the clippings dry out enough. When the clippings are dry enough, I
add some to the compost bin to interact with the kitchen scraps that are decomposting.
I'm not sure if it is good or bad, but the insects do the rest and by summer's end
last year, I had some really nifty compost to spread on my garden bed this year. We'll see what happens. As I
said, I don't take a scientific or even well informed approach to composting, just try some things suggested and see what
I save up our coffee grinds after making a pot of coffee, and our tea bags.
Use this also when it is dried out for flower beds, roses, and I hear you can use in the vegetable garden too, but I haven't
tried it. Not sure I will either. We live in remote area, so no Starbucks for 40 some miles, but some Starbucks
outlets do provide free bagged coffee grinds so I try to look for Starbucks when we do go into the city.
That's about it, nothing too fancy here, just me following the hints and advice of