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What's That Smell?

What's That Smell?

One Iowa man is gonna be smelling the inside of a jail cell after getting caught with several trash bags full of marijuana. He told police officers that he was using the pot to make compost, but they didn't buy his ridiculous, yet innovative claim. Silly Iowan, everyone knows that compost is made from rotting food and organic household scraps.

You don't need to live a life of crime to make your home a little greener and recycle your household waste into mulch. According to Compostguide.com, your pile will need the right ratio of carbon-rich materials, or “browns,” and nitrogen-rich materials, or “greens." Some brown materials are dried leaves, straw and wood chips, and nitrogen materials can be grass clippings and kitchen scraps.

Don't be confused—the grass they're referring to is not the kind you find stuffed into a bong. When you're finished with the composting process you'll have a rich alternative to commercial fertilizer to use in your garden.

The only smell you'll be explaining will be the fresh scent of spring flowers. [Associated Press]

Posted: 6/12/08