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Q.About Compost

Zone 89120 | Weinmann ML added on September 13, 2020 | Answered

I live alone and my coffee grounds, veg & fruit scraps take a while to accumulate. I store them in a covered 5 gal bucket, it takes 4-6 weeks to fill and then add to compost pile. By then everything is well rotted. Is this good or bad? OR Should I just add the weekly scrapes on a weekly basis? No picture

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Answered on September 14, 2020

These scraps should go directly into the compost pile. Two piles may be necessary to allow one to compost, and one to actively add compost to.

Letting it rot in the container, first, may introduce pathogens that you don't want, and increase the risk that they will not die off in composting.

This article will help you with proper composting technique:


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