Unexpected And Shocking Things You Can Add To Your Compost Pile

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Unexpected And Shocking Things You Can Add To Your Compost Pile

Thinking of starting a compost pile, there has never been a better time than now to do so. All the pieces that go in the pile instead of the dumpster, helps improve the environment and saves landfill space and makes your soil filled with nutrients.

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The question of “is this compostable” will come up on a regular basis and most likely the answer is yes!!! Anything coming from nature and that has a natural source can be added to the compost pile.

Below is a list of things you can throw into your compost pile without a second thought:

1. Eggshells

2. Seaweed and kelp

3. Old bread

4. Dead plants

5. Paper towels

6. Dryer Sheets

7. Hair

8. Wine corks

9. Expired dairy products

10. Condoms made from latex

11. Candy

12. Paper

13. Pet food

14. Clothing

15. Paper grocery bags

16. Rotund or the remainders of any fruit

17. Beer and Wine

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Some of the items above may have come as a great shock to you, but combining these items will create a great compost for you to use in your garden.

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Things you shouldn’t compost are:

1. Meat, bones or fish scrapes (they will attract pests)

2. Diseased plants

3. Pet manures

4. Banana peels (may contain pesticide residue)

5. Peach peels (may contain pesticide residue)

6. Orange rinds (may contain pesticide residue)

7. Black walnut leaves

8. Perennial weeds

Composting creates a healthy soil, and healthy soil means better gardening. It has the to help regenerate poor soil and promotes production of beneficial micro-organisms. It helps clean up contaminated soil and absorbs bad odors, also it’s known to suppress plant diseases and pests and to increase yields of agricultural crops.

Compost encourages healthy roots, it reduces or eliminates the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, it also helps sandy soil retain water and nutrients and makes the soil easier to work with.

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