50 Things You Can Compost

Composting is just like making your own rich fertilizer. It helps plants grow faster and healthier.  For starters, it will help feed your plants with the nutrients they need. Plus, if your compost is very rich in nutrients, you prevent the growth of soil diseases. So what are the things you can add in your compost bin?

One of the most common questions among beginning composters is “what can I put in my compost bin?” While it helps to know that there are two basic types of materials (greens and browns, i.e., nitrogen-rich and carbon-rich) to put into your bin, it might be even more helpful to have a detailed, go-to list of things you can compost.

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Not everything on this list will be for everyone. Some people, worried about pests in their compost, will decide to forgo composting grains such as rice, pasta, and bread. Others will decide that they would just rather recycle newspapers than compost them. That’s fine. Consider this list a starting point; a place to get ideas for what you can safely compost.

You’ll notice several items missing from this list, such as meat, dairy, and fats. While you can technically compost all of these (especially if you have a Bokashi compost bin) I’ve left them off this list because extra care must be taken to compost these items safely. The items on this list are safe for you, and for your garden.

Read more: https://www.thespruce.com/things-you-can-compost-2539612

 

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