Re: compost, was re:[gardeners] green houses

George Shirley (
Thu, 07 Jan 1999 18:21:36 -0600

Fresh animal manure can be used, particularly chicken. Grass clippings, high
nitrogen commercial fertilizer, anything that is green or high in nitrogen.
Fish carcasses are good. Look around and see what's available that is high in
nitrogen, sounds like you got the carbon portion already.


Marianne Darke wrote:

> Hello!
> I have a compost question.  This is my first attempt at composting - I just
> completed a bin (3'width x 5'length x 3'height). I have plenty of brown
> material, but what can I add this time of year that would be considered
> green?  We do eat a lot of vegetables - but the ratio seems too small!
> Is there something other than actual 'green material' that I can substitute
> in the winter? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Marianne Darke
> SF Bay Area - zone 9 currently 50, windy & cloudy