Calculating materials for garden compost

Asked June 10, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT

Hello! I tried composting for the first time last year in a compost tumbler with mixed results. I plan to try again, but would like to better understand what materials and how much of each to put into the composter. Right now I have shredded paper and vegetable/fruit scraps from my kitchen. What is the appropriate C:N ratio and how do I calculate how much of each type of material to use? Thanks! Carol B

McCracken County Kentucky

1 Response

Please use the link to learn more about composting for success by clicking on this website link http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id192/id192.pdf