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compost heap

a pile of vegetable material which is allowed to break down through decomposition by microorganisms, and is subsequently used to improve the fertility of garden soils.
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It's in the compost pile where the most action happens.
Save these for the compost pile so they can break down.
The site of the field test was a compost pile with passive aeration in the Experimental Center of Environmental Sanitation (CESA), located in the University City of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), municipality of Rio de Janeiro--RJ (Figure 3A).
We did the best we could - my husband, the very excited neighbor boy and I, but many got away and most likely started colonizing a new compost pile.
Once your compost pile is established, add new materials by mixing them in, rather than by adding them in layers.
His account of microbial changes in a compost pile as it heats up painted pictures before my eyes as vivid as a Hollywood movie.
And, after you remove a few rocks, when they lose their sparkle, you can throw the whole thing on the compost pile.
Additionally, suggest customers start a compost pile as a way to dispose of excess lawn debris.
WASTE NOT J Scraps go in compost pile TASTYJ John's home-grown raspberries are fed on recycled left-overs
"Put the scraps on the compost pile." Jack scooped the sandwich ends and apple cores and dumped them on top of the compost pile.
I'd like to see a rideable skateboard that you could just throw in your compost pile when it snaps.
A GOOD time to start your compost pile is during the summer.