2. Wet Green Compost Materials

Wet green compost materials contain nitrogen for soil and amino acids that supply protein for microbes. Grass clippings are very high in nitrogen and work well between layers in a compost pile. Horse, cow, chicken, rabbit, and goat manure contain nitrogen and many other nutrients. Bat manure, or guano, is packed with nutrients too, and some farmers claim guano is the best possible fertilizer. Additional green compost materials include fruit or vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, and paper filters, plants and plant cuttings, flower tops, and seaweed.

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