• What to Compost

    18th July 2011Northern CorrespondentStephanie Donaldson

    Good ingredients for your compost bin

    Having studied the types of compost bins available you might be wondering what can I compost ?

    What to compost from the House :

    • Old Flowers
    • Teabags
    • Cardboard – old toilet roll tubes, egg boxes, cereal boxes
    • Vegetables peelings, scraps of fruit and salad leaves

    What to compost from the garden :

    • Grass cuttings
    • Leaves
    • Twigs – limit the size of these as large twigs will slow down the composting process and will take longer to compost
    • Comfrey leaves – these help speed up the composting process
    • Old plants and any leaves or stems you may have removed – eg. Rhubarb leaves

    Ofcourse there are some things that you should avoid putting on your compost heap and we’ll provide list of these in the next couple of days.

    © Daniel Carruthers