By Jennifer Copley (Last Updated 7 March 2012)
- What are the benefits of composting?
- How do I create compost?
- How long does composting take?
- How do I add compost to my garden?
- What can I put in my compost pile (and what items should not be included)?
- Is it safe to compost pet waste?
- Are black walnut leaves and hulls toxic in compost?
- Why is my compost dry and cold (or soggy and muddy)?
- Why does my compost stink?
- How can I keep pests away from my compost pile?
- How do I compost with worms?
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Information for this Composting FAQ series was derived from the following sources:
- Compost Council of Canada. (2010). “The How Tos of Composting” and “Using Compost.” Compost.org.
- David Suzuki Foundation. (n.d.). “Composting Dos and Don’ts.” DavidSuzuki.org.
- Metro Vancouver. (n.d.). “Here’s the Dirt: Backyard Composting.” MetroVancouver.org.
- New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Environment. (n.d.). “Composting.” GNB.CA.
- Southern Idaho Solid Waste. (n.d.). “Compost FAQ.” SISW.org.
- VegWeb.com. (2009). “Composting Guide – Composting Fundamentals.”
- World Centric. (2011). “Compostable Plastics.” WorldCentric.org.