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A compost pile should have a mixture of green and brown plant material such as leaves, grass and pine needles.
If you choose to sift your compost, a piece of wire screen over a large pot makes a simple sieve.
Birds love to hunt for insects and worms on compost-sifting day.
After sifting compost, leftovers can be thrown back into the compost pile to decompose, or mulch can be reused.
Bury kitchen waste under a thick layer of yard waste.
Let the old compost pile fully decompose while you add material to the new pile. The white markings on the brick show how high the old compost pile was.
The Rewards of Composting
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