Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Making Organic Compost Infographic

Here's a handy infographic on Making Organic Compost that a reader shared with me. (Be sure to click on the link rather than the picture to view the full-size image.)

Sam is a gardening enthusiast who recently started growing a mini organic garden in his apartment. His inspiration for gardening came after looking into ways to boost his own environmental sustainability efforts. You can learn more about his gardening progress by checking out his blog, the Organic Lesson


  1. Hi! We just started composting! Learning as we go. First, I've read varying things on coffee grounds being a green or brown, and am wondering which it is. Also, is it OK for the grounds to go in while they are wet? I have assumed so. Second, I've been adding food scraps daily, should I be covering them with a brown daily as well or will turning it be OK? Thanks!

    1. Yay, I'm glad you are getting into composting. Absolutely, wet grounds and the coffee filter can go in. You want the pile to be as wet as a wrung out sponge. It is a good idea to cover food scraps with browns every time you add them. This will help deter pests (both flying and crawling), will keep you pile smelling nice, and will add the browns you need to balance out the "greens" of the food scraps.