Composting

The Shelf Life of Compost Tea: How Long Does it Last?

Introduction If you’re a keen gardener, you might already be having fun exploring the benefits of compost tea and getting to know how this liquid affects your garden. However, as with anything you use on the garden, you probably have a few questions about how it works. We’re going to look at how long does…

Is mushroom compost good for lawns? ( My findings explained )

Introduction If you’re looking for something to add nutrients to your lawn, you have probably come across mushroom compost as an option you could try. You may be wondering if it’s a good choice, or if you should go with something else instead. So, is mushroom compost good for lawns? ( My findings explained )…

Can you compost corn kernels? Don’t they last forever!

Introduction When it comes to composting, there often seem to be a lot of dos and don’ts, and if you’re wondering about the “don’ts,” you’re probably wondering about corn cobs, since they are tough and woody. So, can you compost corn kernels? Don’t they last forever! You can certainly compost corn cobs and corn kernels…

Do compost piles attract vermin? ( 3 Signs to look out for )

Introduction Anyone who is starting out with a compost heap for the first time will have some key questions, and one of these is whether they can expect to end up with unwelcome guests as a result of composting food waste. So, do compost piles attract vermin? ( 3 Signs to look out for )…

Composting Watermelon: An Easy and Eco-Friendly Way to Dispose of Scraps

Introduction If you are a keen composter, you’ll always be looking for information about what you can and can’t add to your compost heap, and certain things may give you cause for concern. For example, many people are aware that you can’t add citrus peels to the compost bin – so what about watermelon? Can…

Can you compost edamame shells? ( Process and time scales )

Introduction We all know that most organic things can be composted, and this goes for a lot of food waste – but what about edamame shells? Certain surprising things can’t be composted, so it’s no wonder if you come up with this question. Today, we’re going to look at can you compost edamame shells? (…

Can you compost pine needles? Branches and Needles

Introduction If you’re just breaking into the wonderful world of composting, you probably have all kinds of questions about what you can and can’t put into your compost bin. Today, we’re going to look at can you compost pine needles? Branches and needles from the pine tree make a great addition to your compost. You…

21 Things you should NOT put in a compost heap from the kitchen

Introduction Composting is good for the planet, good for your garden, and good for your kitchen, but that doesn’t mean it always goes smoothly. No matter how simple composting may seem on the surface, it can (and often does) go wrong, particularly if you add things that shouldn’t be in the compost bin. With that…

Composting leftover pizza (all you need to know)

Introduction While composting is, in principle, straightforward, everyone knows that it’s far too easy to put the wrong thing in and cause a mess in your compost bin for a while. The “anything organic” principle is a little too simplistic a lot of the time, and that may leave you wondering about certain foods. We’re…

How to Make the Most of Your Space with Small-Scale Composting

Composting is very “on trend” right now and a lot of people are looking at it as a solution to multiple problems. Composting reduces waste going to landfills, recycles organic materials into soil for the garden, cuts down on greenhouse gasses and fuel used to transport the waste, and can help to stop your kitchen…

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