All about composting

Can I put dead flowers in my compost?

Flowers in full bloom brighten the world for everyone. There’s something about colours that lift us, even if it’s just for a moment. The scent, if there is any, is a bonus. But flowers never last long enough. When they’ve lost it, they have to go. Then, comes the downside of having cut-flowers, when they
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Can you put beer in your compost?

  I can remember a time when a group of blokes would go on a ‘Stag do’ and because they had nothing sensible to talk about, the focus of attention would fall onto beer. They would drink it by the bucket full. Not a drop would be wasted. Then, there would be the ‘bragging rights’
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Can I put dog poop in my compost?

I’ve spoken to people who keep a dog, or a number of dogs, and they all say that they wouldn’t be without them. Having such a welcoming and eager companion makes a big difference when you contrast your dog’s attitude to life compared to some who you may know. I once heard it said by
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Can you put garlic in the compost?

Garlic is a popular ingredient for cooking. Those who understand it know that it has many health benefits and that it makes that extra -special difference to flavouring a number of dishes. But what do we do if we have garlic that’s starting to go bad because it’s been hanging around for too long. Can
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Can you use weeds for compost?

One thing that you can be sure of if you have a garden is that there will always be a plentiful supply of weeds. Having pulled them up and cleared the infested area, you now have a load of weed plants which you don’t want. You don’t want them to take root again. For them
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Can I put moldy food in compost?

  We all come face to face with something that’s gone moldy from time to time. Unless you can appreciate the artistic value of the colours that nature displays when things go moldy, you probably look at it with disdain and just want to put it out of sight and out of mind. You may
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Can you put pineapple in compost?

  Of all the citrus fruits, pineapple has to be one of the most tangy. As fruits go, I say, it’s in a league of its own but here we’re looking at composting and the question is going around, can you put pineapple in compost? The answer is yes, but. All citrus fruits are acidic.
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