Four ingredients for good compost, they are: Green -Browns -Air and Moisture. These four need to be balanced correctly for best results. The components you add to a compose tea are carbon and nitrogen. The ratio of carbon and nitrogen is rather we label it a green or a brown.
- Ingredients which have a high nitrogen content are called "greens"
- grass clippings
- fruit - vegetables
- weeds and plants
- Ingredients which have a higher carbon content are called "browns"
- woody materials
- straw and sawdust
- cardboard - paper
Do not compost meats nor evergreens as the pine resin in evergreens can inhibit seed growth. When mixing compost, add 2 to 3 times as much of brown materials than greens.