Can Be Composted

What Can Be Composted

Into a garden composter

Garden waste

  • tree foliage
  • vegetable tops
  • lawn-mowed grass
  • shredded branches and flower stems
  • dried weeds

Household biowaste that does not attract rodents

  • flower soil and plant remains
  • vegetable peel
  • waste from cleaning mushrooms and berries
  • swept dust

Diseased plant parts and weed seeds are destroyed at high temperatures (typically 55 ° C), so they should only be composted in very well functioning composters or not composted at all (see last section). Otherwise, pathogens will return with the new soil back to the garden.

Apples with moniliosis, potato tubers infected with scab, leaves infected with rust, plants with mottles damaged by gray rot and mites, as well as parts of currants and gooseberries with larvae and aphids can be placed in compost.
Branches of currants and parts of strawberries affected by root crayfish, frosty plants, as well as potatoes with late blight and viros can be composted in chopped form or covered.

In a composter for household organic waste

All biowaste of the farm

  • peel of fruits and vegetables
  • meat and fish waste, as well as other food residues
  • coffee grounds and tea leaves with filters
  • decoctions and wash water
  • soft and damp paper
  • crushed eggshell
  • pet escalations
  • natural fibers in small pieces

Do not compost

  • Non-degradable waste: plastic, glass, rubber, leather
  • Poisonous substances: anti-rot and disinfectants, poisons, paints, solvents, gasoline, etc.
  • vacuum cleaner bags that may contain, for example, shards of glass
  • tobacco butts or colored advertising paper that contains heavy metals
  • a lot of paper at a time
  • ash or lime that make the compost overly alkaline
  • To prevent spreading, seeds of creeping wheatgrass or other perennial weeds, soil or potato tubers infected with a golden potato nematode, plants damaged by cabbage, onion or carrot flies, roots or soil affected by a keel, bulbs with white sclerocial rot, rotten potatoes and waste of vegetable stores in the spring.

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