Christian van der Stap wrote:I want to start creating my own compost in the backyard. For this I did research online but there are a couple of things that are not clear to me:
- Hot compost requires about 1m3 of materials a part (sources tell me about 30% of the volume) should be green. How can I "bank" enough greens to get that volume without it becoming a real mess? I saw one account of freezing the scraps but that feels like a total waste of energy.
- Why is dairy, meat and manure of meat eaters not allowed on a hot compost pile in some sources while other tell me "everything that has lived" is fine ? Since I do have a ferret pet and his litter is basically recycled newspaper it would be a great source of both carbon and nitrogen, but it is a carnivore.
- Can I create a pile on a paved surface ?
- Is the 1/3 green 2/3 brown mix a good measure of thumb to start out with ?