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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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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.
Other items to keep out of the compost pile include animal products such as dairy, egg yolk or whites, meat scraps, bones, used oil or fats.
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.
All summer, the whole family added to 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.
A good compost pile will contain half "green" materials (high in nitrogen) and half "brown" materials (high in carbon).
Not only will these items "overheat" the compost pile, they'll also stink it up and attract animals.