RE: Microgreens, Missouri Weather, and Urban Composting Experiment Update!

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Microgreens, Missouri Weather, and Urban Composting Experiment Update!

in homesteading •  6 months ago

I have a noob question: are grass clippings considered brown material for compost? I have to find a way to process the grass clippings this spring/summer. I'm sick of paying for the municipality to take my yard waste.

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Great question! Fresh grass clippings are considered green material because of their nitrogen levels. They’re great in compost—just make sure you keep that 3:1 brown to green ratio. :D

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You say fresh... does that mean if I let it brown up in a pile somewhere on the property I could eventually use it as brown material? Is it similar to fresh leaves that turn into leaf mold? I read up on that the other day when I was concerned with spring cleanup and the extra leaves that are hanging out on the property.

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For your clippings, it is best to use them either fresh as green material, or to let them dry out under the sun, for at that point they are considered brown.

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I think you just changed my life! I'm sure I can find a spot on my property to let them dry out and then use them as brown material in compost. I'm considering getting into worm composting to speed up the process a bit.