Composting

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 )…

Can you compost watermelon? (Time scale)

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…

Composting For Small Spaces ( A Detailed Guide)

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…

Can You Compost Cherry Pits? (What To Do With Your Pits)

Introduction Have you ever wondered “can you compost cherry pits (what to do with your pits)? Will these rock-like things ever break down, or will they linger eternally in your compost, frustrating any attempt to turn them into something useful? They might seem too hard to possibly be broken down by a bit of rain…

Composting with Mealworms? (Good or Bad thing)

Introduction For those who are keen on learning more about composting, you might be wondering about the different composting techniques. If so, have you considered composting with mealworms? Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is growing increasingly popular, and you might be wondering whether you can use mealworms for the same process. Mealworms aren’t really worms, and…

How To Create Compost For A Herb Garden? (Top Tips)

Introduction If you’re thinking of planting a herb garden, you might be wondering how to make compost that is suitable for the herbs, and how much of it to use. Herbs can vary a bit in terms of their requirements, but there are a few things you should do to create a general compost that…

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