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Q.My Tea Leaves That I Leave To Dry In The Garage Have Mold On Them. Can I Still Add This To The Compost Bin In The Spring?

Zone Ingleby Barwick,Stockton on Tees. | Anonymous added on February 3, 2021 | Answered

I put the teabags in a small plastic container in the kitchen which is supposed to be a kitchen compost bin. I then put the tea bags in the garage to dry and then open the bags and tip the tea into other plastic containers to hopefully add to my compost bin in the spring. However the tea seems to go moldy.

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Answered on February 5, 2021

The best thing about moldy food in the compost is that it's already begun the decomposition process. It's fine to add moldy tea. Here's a good article about adding tea to compost: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/composting-tea-bags.htm

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