Does anyone know the best way to compost?

Hi,
I知 looking at setting up a home composting unit to ecologicall dispose of grass clippings. I知 just looking for inspiration on th best ways to compost.
- Do you compost your grass clippings? - How do you compost your grass clippings? - Does it make good compost? - How long does it take to compost? - Whats the quickest way to compost grass clippings?
- Is it ok to dig it straight into the vegetable patch withou composting? - Is there another use within the graden for the grass clippings?
Any help would be appreciated, Thanks, Jo
-- Jon Boy
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On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 20:57:50 +0100, Jon Boy

I use a mulching mower. The grass clippings decompose quickly and in most cases you can't see the clippings after a few days.

Composing grass clipping alone will most likely result in a smelly mess. However, it will make good compost if you mix in equal amounts of "brown" material. Fallen leaves and grass clippings will work well.

Depends. Once your compost pile heats up, it should produce compost in a few months.

As stated above.

That is ok, but it is much better to allow the material to break down in a pile.

You can use them as mulch. Leaving the clippings on the lawn will add nitrogen to your lawn making it greener. Mow often enough so no more than 1/3 of the grass blade is cut.

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wrote:

http://www.compostinfo.com/tutorial/ProbMatrls.htm
Hope this link helps. I am not actively composting at present as recently moved house. I used to put limited amounts of grass clippings into my compost, but used other "brown" stuff as well as cow or horse manure. If you have citrus trees I find this good to get rid of grass clippings. Spread them around the base of the tree - leaving an inch or two clear of the tree trunk, and keep clippings in the "drip" area of the tree. Provides mulch as well as feed for the citrus - haven't researched this, but find it works. Think it came from an old gardening friend. Be sure to leave the trunk free of clippings though.
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No, mother nature does that. I'm just an agent.

A lawnmower that shreds (mulches) the grass .

The grass doesn't seem to mind it.

Neverending story.

Mother Nature, leave it alone.

Never mix grass with your garden.

No, gradens don't like grass. They are partial to leprechaun toenails.
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