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Know What You Can Compost
The contents of your winter composting collection can be the same throughout the year. Include kitchen scraps such as fruit peels, rinds and cores. Along with vegetables, including pumpkin shells and onion skins. Coffee grounds and paper filters can also go in the compost. Along with tea leaves and tea bags without staples or stickers. Eggshells are also a great addition to compost. The offers helpful guidelines for determining what should and shouldn't go in your compost.
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Add Yard Clippings
Compost should have the right balance of . Since most of your scraps that come from your kitchen will be nitrogen-rich, be sure to add yard waste such as straw, dried leaves and plant debris.
Your well-balanced compost will help in the spring when it's time to start a garden.