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Step 3: Helpful Herbs

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Composting usually takes a rather long time but there are ways to make the process faster. Some herbs such as Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can speed up the decomposition process. One small finely chopped leaf of the Yarrow plant can speed up the decomposition of a whole wheelbarrel of compost. Also Camomile when put on a compost pile it promotes its decomposition.
 
Khanidge2 years ago
Thanks for the tip on adding the Yarrow or Camomile, I didn't know that it would affect the composting process time. I will make an effort to try this with mine..
Lucyfurr5 years ago
Hi there, thanks for the tips. Please explain how yarrow & chamomile work specifically to expediate the decomposition. Thanks!