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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 is
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What is carbon in a compost pile?

The carbon in a compost pile will come from materials, that you add, that have a high level of carbon in them. Carbon will be found in cardboard, paper and dead leaves. These components are often referred to as ‘browns’. There has to be an adequate inclusion of materials containing carbon to balance the the
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Can you compost leaves?

  Every Autumn/fall we are presented with the inevitable ‘crop’ of dead-leaves. Depending on which part of the world where you live, you may be lucky enough to see a spectacular display of colours before they drop. Seeing a layer of dead leaves on the ground, it’s easy to assume that they have no further
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