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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.

Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Some things that you must not compost

There are some things that you should not put on a compost heap, mainly for health reasons or because they will cause problems - 

Here is a list of a few things that should not go into compost

  • Pet waste such as cat or dog waste, 
but guinea pig and rabbit bedding is OK as it is good for composting.

  • Meat, cheese and general kitchen waste cooked food
this is because it encourages rats and mice. 

  • Perennial weeds, (and weeds with seeds if the heap is not heating up enough to kill the weed seeds).

Grass cutting are OK in the compost but not a huge heap of cuttings thrown into the bin or on the heap in one go. 

a healthy potato plant in flower

a healthy potato plant in flower
photo of potatoes in flower

home grown carrots.. grown from seed

home grown carrots.. grown from seed
photo of my first bunch of carrots 2009

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful
Home Grown Fruit can be made into delicious compote