Compost Lesson #9

Straw is available wherever people in jodhpurs and velvet helmets ride horses. It is the brown to your kitchen waste's green. Add it to a compost bin to keep things balanced and unsmelly. Smelly = Out of Balance. Bales of straw are also great for mulch in the garden and as benches for outdoor summer screenings. And they're cheap.

1 comment:

Bill said...

A friend was talking about his garden the other day. I asked if he composted. He said he didn't, but was interested. Worried that it would smell, though. I told him it would not (or so I thought). Good to know that an odor indicates things ain't right.

Also, I'm proud of you for calling it straw rather than hay. I might not have been as accurate.