Something we are often asked, indeed we just recently were asked the question via Twitter is – Can I compost citrus?
@compostitall Can you help? I think it is ok to compost citrus as long as it's not too much… my husband says we can't … who is right?
— Jo Henderson (@joceejo) April 30, 2013
The simple answer is – Yes!
Although of course, as with all things, it isn’t quite as simple as that. To get the best results you should make sure it is part of a well balanced heap. ie not too much at once – and there are other considerations too.
When asking yourself ‘can I compost citrus?’ it is really useful to understand how to get the best and most effective compost from it. All the details of this tricky subject are in the e-book by Sarah Cowell ‘Everything you want to know about how to Compost Everything’. It is available here at Compost Everything. It deals, in more depth, with how to deal with citrus fruit and citrus rind both in composters and vermi-composters (wormeries to the rest of us!). To give a juicy flavour of Sarah’s advice here are some of her top-tip tips:
With a long weekend of gardening ahead of us this is the sort of information which will be invaluable as we all get our new-season composting underway. For all this great info, and other brilliantly researched and insightful composting advice Sarah Cowells e-book on ‘Everything you want to know about how to Compost Everything’ is available here.
It is a really valuable heap of information to help you overcome those bin-hover moments!