All About Compost: Home and Garden Items You can Add to Your Bin
Homemade compost is amazing. I cannot wait for mine to finally be ready (really, I want to use it in my garden so bad!) and I can't wait to produce more and more...
So today, I thought I'd share with you what you can and can't put into your compost.
Some of these, you may already know, some might be a surprise for you!
What You Can Compost
Fruit Scraps (citrus varies)
Veg Scraps (including corn cobs)
Tea Leaves and Tea Bags
Shredded Paper, Newspaper, and Cardboard
Straw and Hay
Plant Cuttings, dried or fresh leaves. (avoid diseased plants)
Manure (from animals who don't eat meat)
Napkins and Kitchen Roll (Don't compost kitchen roll if sprayed with non-natural cleaners)
Natural Fibers (shredded wool, cotton, etc)
Hair (takes up to two years to break down)
What You Can't Compost
Manure (from people, from animals who eat meat)
Citrus (Some claim you can, some claim you can't)
Weeds that have seed heads
Oily and Fatty Foods
I haven't composted any citrus myself, but Subpod, a company that sell in-ground compost systems and worm farm have said that you can use citrus in their worm farms.
What type of composting system do you use?