Composting Kitchen Waste Can Be Tricky!

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    Recycling your kitchen waste into compost is the responsible thing to do, right? On the latest You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath reveals the surprising problems you can encounter when you make garbage to go. Plus, your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    I have filled three large black sealed composting bins with fruit and vegetable waste (pineapple skins, squash skins and seeds, mango & avocado skins and seeds, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc.) plus grass clippings and soil. But the material does not break down. I add water and chop up and stir the contents, but it still doesn’t break down. I can only guess that we used too much fruit and veggie waste. We don’t want to just put everything in the garbage. Your advice please, on how can we get this large amount of material to break down.
    —Dan in North Augusta, South Carolina
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