Hi everyone. I've read through as many of the wonderfully informative composting threads as I can and I just want to be sure I am on the right track. We are just getting started on our organic gardening adventure and are going to try our hand at composting in trash cans (thanks for the thread with that idea). I need to have 2/3 brown to 1/3 green, right? We have lots of cleanup to do on our property so there are plenty of dead oak leaves and palm fronds in addition to pine needles. All of these are browns, correct? For greens I'll just be adding things like vegetable scraps, eggshells, grass clippings, leaves from limbs and branches we trim, etc., right?
Another question.... where does seaweed come into play? We are on the coast so I have access to tons of seaweed. I can get it straight out of the ocean so it's "fresh" for lack of a better term or off the beach where it's all brown and dried out. Any difference between the two?
Thanks for your help!