Yep...sometimes they sprout, but overall the temperature of the compost should kill most of them. I've heard that citrus peels shouldn't be put in compost piles because it retards the process...not sure about seeds.
Originally Posted by Rae
2) I read online that a compost pile should have much more brown organic material than green. Assuming that "brown" is dried/dead leaves, grass, weeds, etc. and "green" is fruit and vegetable scrap and green leaves, where do people get all of the "brown"? I have lots of green.
I think (maybe someone else can chime in here) that "more" brown doesn't refer to the physical bulk. You probably won't need as much as you think. We keep spare bags of leaves from fall just in case. Newspapers will work too...but they don't add nutrients. If the compost starts smelling...add brown. Having the "perfect" mix just helps everything break down faster.
I've never used a thermometer so I can't help there.
I'd like to mention that if you have tons of food scraps I would highly recommend a vermicomposter (worms). We ordered ours on-line but I think you can make your own. Those worms break everything down so much more quickly than composting. We do our composting by tumbler.
I bet you'll get quite a few replies...I think we have a lot of people who compost.
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