The Do’s and Don’ts of Composting!

There are many common misconceptions about composting: it can be a lot of work, smelly, and it can get messy. These are only true if you compost the incorrect way. It’s important to follow a simple guide before beginning your compost pile, and only takes a few short steps. Composting is an important way to recycle food and scraps; its a environmentally-friendly natural organic fertilizer that if done correctly can help you have a beautiful and productive organic garden. Whatever you are growing — whether it is flowers, vegetables,fruits, or herbs make sure you are giving your plants organic nutrient rich compost. Composting can save you lots of money too since you don’t have to buy chemical fertilizer that can be harmful to our health and environment.
Personal Creations came up with a visual on what to compost, deciphering from green and brown items, along with what not to compost. Items like meat products and diseased plants are ones to avoid, but straw and fruits and veggies are strongly encouraged. Creating a balance of brown and green items is key to a successful compost pile!


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  10. This should help people see easily what they can and cannot compost. I might also add that unless you have a very hot compost heap it is not a good idea to compost weeds that have gone to seed as these will end up back on your garden when you spread the manure and may well still be viable. #GoingGreen

    1. Oh and I forgot to add that if your council has a kerbsite compost collection service you may well find you can add some of the products that are in the Don’t list (for home composting) as the composting facilities they use are far hotter and more efficient than anything you could create at home. So do add bones etc of they say you can. They are better composted than added to landfill.

      1. HI Rosie,
        In the area I live we don’t have a curbside compost but I am sure there are areas that do and I appreciate your advice on the bones and such. I put my bones not are used in compost in an wooded area where I know that will decompose and do the animals some good near our house. Thanks for hosting #GoingGreen Linky

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