Use of waste food n used compost

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Use of waste food n used compost

Postby yping930 » 31 Mar 2010 13:14

hi,
i would like to know if i can gather some old used compost with food waste (no oil) and create a new/usable compost? Will that be organic enuff for plants or will dat just be a waste of time?

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Postby gardening_guru » 01 Apr 2010 15:05

Yes, you can mix the old compost with plant based food waste but do not meat and other non-plant waste into it because it will attract mice and rats to the garden.
Collect vegetable peelings, spent cut flowers, non-woody garden waste, grass cuttings etc, mix it all up regualrly and it should make a good compost heap if you turn it regularly and let the rain get to it.
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