Tom Gamlin

Can I put eggs in the compost?

This isn’t something that’s going to happen many times but occasionally we’re going to be lumbered with the problem of having an egg or two that needs to be disposed of. There won’t be a problem if you put the odd egg in with compost. I’ve done it. I suspect most people have and I
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Can I put cooked food in the compost?

Most of us who make compost know that we can make compost from vegetable peels, apple cores, clippings and trimmings from the garden. But some aren’t sure about what to do with cooked food waste from the kitchen. Can any of this go in the compost with everything else? Yes, you can put cooked food
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Can tomatoes be used in compost?

We’ve all handled the odd tomato that looks like it’s gone past it. The thing is, can we put them in the compost with everything else? Yes tomatoes can be used in compost but think about this: 1.Tomatoes are acidic This will mean that you may need to add something to neutralize the acidity. There’s
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Is it OK to put onions in compost?

Of all the vegetables that we include in our diet there are some that need extra consideration. One of these is the onion. It can make us cry, it can arouse our taste buds and send out that special aroma when fried. But, some people ask, what about onion waste, is there anything in onion
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Can I put eggshells in my compost?

  Whenever we crack open an egg to make either an omelette or a cake, we’re left holding the empty shell. Then, for convenience, most of us send it out with the trash but could we actually put it to good use? There must be something in an eggshell that can be recycled in some
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Can you use human feces as fertilizer?

Everyone knows that food consumed by any living form is ultimately expelled as an excrement and given that foods contain valuable nutrients, whatever is generated as a result of digestion must have a further nutrient value. This is known to be the case for excrement with output from herbivores. Here we consider human feces. Humans
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Can you put rabbit litter in compost?

  Anyone who keeps rabbits will know that they produce a lot of droppings. Given that rabbits eat only vegetation you may be wondering if those little balls of droppings can be used as an organic fertilizer. So, can you put rabbit litter in compost? Rabbit litter can go straight into the compost bin, on
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What is a hot compost?

  Whenever I make compost from garden waste, particularly grass clippings, I often see some steam rising from the heap after a day or two. This indicates that heat is being generated from the compost pile. Anyone who hasn’t seen it before may wonder why this happens. So, what is a hot compost pile and
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