- All your greens, including vegetables and fruit
- Paper, cardboard, newspaper (not this page)
- Manure, grass, leaves from the garden
- Hair, vacuum bag contents
- Straw mulch
- Egg shells
Don’t add meat or plastic to your compost and only put in small amounts of onion.
Nature is always amazing and, when it comes to worms, I have full respect for them and so should you. Worms were here millennia before us and I can assure you they’ll be here thousands of years after we’re gone. One thing’s for sure — they’re waiting for us!
Chop citrus peels into small pieces, place them in a fishnet bag or similar and hang them to dry near the bin. The citrus aroma will help to mask the smell of the compost and, once the peels dry out, add them to the bin. This way reduces the acidity in the peel and keeps the worms happy, too. Adding a handful of garden lime to every 100mm layer of compost will also help to reduce the acid build-up.
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