Starting My Second Batch of Compost

Posted on May 31 2009 - 12:00am by Mike Lieberman

After using all of the indoor compost to plant on my fire escape, I started a second batch.

This went much smoother and I expect it to continue that way. Here are some of the lessons that I learned from my first go around:

  • Don’t put too many greens in the compost
  • When putting in the newspaper make sure it’s not in chunks. Separate the pieces.
  • Don’t fill it up too much. It’ll make turning a chore
  • With that in mind, I set up my indoor kitchen compost.

  • Put down a layer of newspaper.
  • Topped it with some soil.
  • Covered it with a small layer of greens and dehydrated cow manure.
  • Topped it off with another layer of newspaper and soil
  • Keeping the fingers crossed that there will be no odor.