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Monday, April 24, 2017

What's in my Compost Bin?

 What's in my Compost Bin?





People add all sorts of items to their compost, newspapers, magazines, nutshells, animal waste even lint from their clothes dryers. This blog exists to share my gardening tips and methods not to criticize other gardeners. Use what works for you.


Here is a list of what is in my compost.


Leaves (trees, bushes, plants)
Grass clippings
Egg shells (crushed)
Coffee filters (unbleached)
Ginger
Mushrooms
Tea bags (no staples or labels)












Potato skins (red, white, yellow and sweet potatoes)                       
Corn husk – no corn cobs                                                               
Celery                                                                                            
Cabbage leaves                                                                              
Lettuce leaves                                                                                
Pineapple husk                                                                               
Banana skins                                                                                  
Apple skins and scraps                                                        
Mango skins
Pear skins
Orange skins
Watermelon rinds
Cantaloupe rinds
Honeydew rinds
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Garlic
Lemons 
Remember there should be a balance of brown and green materials. Don't forget to keep your compost moist. 



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