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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. So, let’s think about Tumbler composter
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Compost on clay soil

If you have heavy clay soil you may find the going is tough when you try to dig it over and try to grow anything in it. You may may feel that the best thing you can do is to just grow grass on it and forget about growing anything else. One thing that will
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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? Nearly everyone who drinks tea uses tea bags. What do we do with the soggy leftovers? Most people put them in the bin to go to landfill but there is an alternative. Composting tea bags is an option. Yes, you can make compost from tea bags which is good news
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Grow potatoes in a bin

If you like the idea of growing your own vegetables you need to know that you don’t have to stick with convention for all of it. Some gardeners are having considerable success growing vegetables in bags or bins. It’s very easy to grow potatoes in a bin. This is one of the easiest things that
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What to put in compost bin to start

You’ve made the decision and got yourself a new compost bin, or maybe a tumbler. You’ve taken a while to appreciate the ‘newness’ of a clean item. Then you have to get to work and begin adding materials that will, at some point, deliver compost. So, what to put in a compost bin to start.
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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 is brown material in compost?
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Compost flies

The dreaded compost flies. One of the reasons why people avoid anything to do with composting is that they’ve tried it and stopped because of flies. They can be a problem if you don’t manage your compost properly. It’s possible to make compost with just a few flies appearing but not the clouds that some
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