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I am confused. I looked at the chart you provided with C:N ratios and guidance that the ratio of C:N to cause heat is between 25-30:1. THe chart shows brown materials being way over that (brown leaves at 60:1), whereas grass clippings, green scraps, etc. are maybe 20:1, so to get the desired 25:1 ratio, the amount of brown should be maybe 1/4 that of green stuff.

So in the above how would adding more brown when the mix is mostly brown to begin with help stimulate heat? BTW, I have a small pile just of grass clippings and it has gotten quite hot!

Please advise.