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Can you put lemons in compost?

  Most people know that lemons are one of the citrus fruits that tend to be highly acidic. Lemons are probably the most acidic fruit of all, at least it feels that way if you ever suck a lemon. Acidity is an issue when trying to make compost. It’s something that needs to be avoided
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Can you put meat in compost?

If you are running a composting system of any type you will be fully familiar with putting all things ‘vegetable’ into the compost bin. Vegetable peels, fruit peels and leftover cooked vegetables will disappear into the composting mass. The worry starts with meat. Meat is different. There’s a different set of ground rules when it
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Can you put coffee filters in a compost bin?

Using paper coffee filters appears to be the best way to filter fresh made coffee. With paper the filtration is complete, compared to using metal mesh filters which do a good job but tend to allow, some, very fine solid particles through. All paper filters have to be disposed of and that includes coffee filters.
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Is Rice compostable?

You’ve gone to the trouble of preparing rice for those who may want it as part of a meal presentation but there’s a load left over, or, may be, some one’s left a load on their plate. What are you going to do with it. Is rice compostable? Rice is food to us, so it
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Can you put Citrus in compost?

Citrus fruits are an important part of most peoples’ diets but there are many who worry about the effect that citrus fruit peels may have on their compost. So, here we consider, what some feel, a potential problem and ask: can you put citrus in compost? You can put citrus material in with the rest
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Can all food waste be composted?

We’re all being encouraged to recycle and take more responsibility when managing our waste. Some things are easier to manage than others but some people find themselves asking the question: can all food waste be composted? All food waste can be composted. The thing to remember about food is that anything that’s food to us,
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Can you grow your own mushrooms?

In a discussion I was having with someone about making compost from kitchen and garden waste, the question came up about whether we could use our own compost for growing our own mushrooms. I’ve always known that mushrooms will only grow when the conditions are exactly right and that they will grow if they have
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Can you put carrots in compost?

Here’s another vegetable that generates peel and trimmings. All of which can be fed to the pet rabbit. But what if you don’t have a rabbit to tidy this up. Can you put carrots in compost? Yes you can. Carrots will rot as fast as anything else when you put them into compost. We should
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How moist should a compost pile be?

You have a compost heap on the go and you make regular additions to it. The mass of the heap will gradually grow and there may be times when you look at it and wonder if it’s moist enough for the compost to form. Excess moisture is unlikely in a free-draining compost bin or tumbler
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