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by pagarden on May 10, 2006 02:25 AM
i think there are a few of us beginners this year in composting and i've read around here and found browns can be harder to come across in the summer. so can we all put some of our best ideas together for browns so all us beginners can have a place to reference back to?

dried leaves from fall
dried grass clippings
shredded bales of hay
shredded newspaper

can we use paper plates and paper towels/napkins (as long as i didn't use them with cleaning solutions)?
by SpringFever on May 10, 2006 03:07 AM
Thanks Pagarden.. Thoughtfull topic..

I raked all the grass that was brown and matted down from winter and used that..

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by SpringFever on May 10, 2006 06:18 AM
didn't I also read Dryer lint??

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by johnCT on May 11, 2006 08:52 AM
Shredded junk mail is my favorite brown to compost!!!!!

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by PAR_Gardener on May 11, 2006 10:38 PM
Don't forget saw dust.

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by weezie13 on May 12, 2006 01:31 AM
And wood chips or bark

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by SpringFever on May 12, 2006 02:07 AM
coffee grounds?? are they considered?

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by tkhooper on May 12, 2006 03:53 AM
no coffee grounds aren't considered a brown. They can be applied directly to the garden from what I understand and that acid loving plants like it.

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by dodge on May 13, 2006 03:04 PM
How about earthwarms?lol

Are they brown in spaces/

They are goooooooooood.

dodge [muggs]

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by weezie13 on May 13, 2006 04:38 PM
[Wink] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by SpringFever on May 13, 2006 05:03 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] Nice Dodge!

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