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Can I put moldy bread in compost?

A question that comes up from time to time is: can I put moldy bread in compost? The answer to this is yes you can. The mold will not adversely affect anything in a compost bin or tumbler. Adding anything that’s moldy to waste that’s destined to become compost will help with the process. The
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Tumbler composter vs bin

This is a question that’s going to come up for anyone thinking of starting to make compost. Here, we will look at some of the pros and cons of a compost tumbler versus a static bin. We will also consider the advantages of having both and working them together. You have to decide on a
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What is heavy clay soil?

All soil types will benefit from the addition of compost but introducing compost on clay soil will make more of an improvement than on any other soil type. If you have clay soil then the best thing you can do is to add compost to it. If you have a good supply of compost available
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Hot composting in winter

Most of us know that making compost in warm weather is easy. The bugs that turn waste into compost are much more effective in warm temperature. But what about hot composting in winter, is it possible to convert green waste into compost in cold weather? You can make compost in the winter months but the
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Composting tea bags

Can You Compost Tea Bags? Yes, you can make compost from tea bags which is good news because there are billions of cups of tea made and drunk around the world every year. It’s a very British thing to do. Traditionally it’s been an afternoon social event often accompanied with an assortment of highly desirable cakes.
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Grow potatoes in a bin

This is one of the easiest things that you can do in the garden. Especially if you don’t have much space and you feel like having a go at growing something that will produce something tasty to eat. It works like this. You need a container, preferably plastic, that measures approximately 2 feet high and
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Compost bins

For food or garden waste to start rotting into compost you need to provide a good supply of the required microbial bacteria. The best way to do this is to dig up a shovel full of garden soil and let it be the first thing that goes into your compost bin or compost tumbler. See
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What is brown material in compost?

Whenever you get into a conversation with anyone about making compost you will inevitably be presented with the term ’browns’. This will be referred to in conjunction with the term ‘greens’ with equal enthusiasm. You will also hear about getting the nitrate (from nitrogen) and carbon balance right. So, what are they talking about? When
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