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Can I put lemons and limes in my compost?
@pjsbronx Delilah has a beautiful garden indeed! Very inspirational! We all are learning alot from her! I wish you well with your garden and am sure it will grow beautiful also! 🌻
I have a bin outside in the back yard too. Does Delilah mean if you have like a kitchen worm compost then you are not suppose to use citrus in those? Well there are plenty of other “organisms” in mine that help with the decomposing here. 😊
I'm 🤔 not sure. Now I'm confused. I saw these on Amazon --
Uncle Jim's Worm Farm 250 Count Red Wiggler Live Composting Worms -- I was going to purchase them, but now with your question .... I didn't realize there were other types of worms. Duh!
@pjsbronx my sister if I may offer some resources, and say maybe we are both right, you don't won't to put too much lemons and limes at once? I have a small research project you may like. I learned this when surfing the web to take a master gardener's course in my state! I found a whole new world! LOL! I found where I could take mini gardening workshops right in my own county and what is even better is that most each state has similar/same programs that encourage their residents to learn about preserving the earth through water conservation and gardening plants and food that are native to your own state. Our extension program is with the big University of Florida (go Gators) but I don't live near it at all and it is called the UF/IFAS Extension program to all counties in the state of Florida, so I tried to look up Albany State University, but I was impatient and found this about composting from Cornell University. Which I'm sure is similar and here is a link about composting (that should be helpful for you to find something closer to the Bronx) Girl I miss the Bronx I was born and raised there until I started high school...sorry i digress Ok, so they should have mini workshops at the extension program in the Bronx, I took about 4 courses and then my brother died in 2017 and I had to stop. I would like to one day take the Master Gardener Program and do more there in a few years...
I looked up those same worms when I started my compost too and I read where I didn't need them....but they may help compost faster?? Ok here is the link to help give you a start on finding out if Lemon/Lime fruits are good waste products there in your county...Good luck
Thank you for the resource. I'm very inspired by Delilah's garden and the potential of growing my own food. I live in southern Virginia now, but I love NYC -- especially the Bronx. I had a great childhood there. But back to the gardening --- I will do some homework and explore the resource you provided. Thanks
Yes! I’m sure Delilah will agree, I put lemons and limes in mine, it may take a little longer to decompose when the skin is left on and it is just cut in half but I have done it in my dirt ground compost. I’ve even put the avocado skin in it but that takes longer (and I don’t put the put that part goes in the trash). Lemons do decompose….
Okay. I didn't add them. I'll get some worms. I have to have a compost bin because there is a lot of wild life in my back yard. Can I place the worms in my bin?
No. It will kill the worms and you need the worms