5 Things You Never Knew You Could Compost

19 04 2009

Did my last blog about composting inspire you? If so, then pay attention to what I’m about to say.

Here’s a list of 5 things that you probably never knew you could compost, mentioned in a recent post
on the blog Treehugger:

1) Human hair- It’s a  rich source of nitrogen.

2)Fingernail and toenail clippings- These can be composted if they are free from polish.

3. Beer, wine, and brewery waste- Wine can act as a “compost starter” by spurring the bacteria in the compost.  The waste products from brewing beer or wine can also be beneficial to the composting process.

4. Dry pet food- Believe it or not, this can kick the composting process into high gear.

5. Dead flowers- These are good nutrients for the soil.




2 responses

21 04 2009

So if I find finger nail clippings in my salad I shouldn’t be upset?

11 06 2009

I’ve heard that vacuum waste is good because of the hair and dust mites. Do you think I would need to sift through it to remove any “foreign objects”?

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