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nutsaboutnature wrote:
By-the-way, maury, worms really love coffee grounds.

When I don't have a lot of other browns to add to my compost, I'll dump the shreddings from my paper shredder Just be sure to stir them in a bit so they don't pack down.

Sawdust is also great to use, but generally it's better if it's allowed to rot a little first, although I have sometimes added it directly to my compost. My husband enjoys woodworking so he dumps his sawdust collector into big plastic bags. Now we have a fenced-in pile of sawdust in the back of the yard that's breaking down. Once it rots some more I'll be able to add it a little at a time to the compost.

I found this article about coffee grounds kind of interesting. It's from Washington State University about some experimenting they did.

http://gardening.wsu.edu/stewardship/compost/coffee.htm


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