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Post  jimmy cee on 3/22/2013, 9:37 am

What are last falls wet leaves considered
Greens or Browns.
In the present pile I have lots of wet leaves, Have some bags of dry leaves and I am going to empty my present compost pile to rebuild it.
I would like to get the correct mixture of browns and greens in order to get it cooking.
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Post  yolos on 3/22/2013, 9:48 am

Dead leaves, whether wet or dry, are considered browns.
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Post  camprn on 3/22/2013, 11:02 am

Jimmy, if I may make a suggestion, corral those leaves (browns) and when you start mowing the grass, place layers of the leaves and a thin layer of green grass clippings in a new compost pile.

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/22/2013, 11:23 am

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I can do that with the one pile I have, it wont be ready for a while.
The other one I am trying to get working soon has many wet leaves all mixed in.
I wont be mowing for at least 6 weeks, but I'll surely take your advice on that.
I've been reading about Berkleys 18 day pile, that's interesting
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