Compost Fruits & Vegetables

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Add fruits and vegetables to compost heaps or compost bins and learn to dig holes and bury them properly in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we are learning all about how to start your own compost heap. In this segment, we'll talk about how to add fruits and vegetables to your compost heap. A lot of people say that you need to bury all of your fruits and vegetables in the middle of the heap. For example, I've got these pumpkins in here that haven't done anything. They've been in here for two months now. They are kind of just frozen in time and the deer haven't touched them. So, apparently, the deer don't like pumpkins. But, you never know, next year I might have a bunch of pumpkins growing here. So, just to be safe, I'm just going to kind of dig a hole in my compost heap and I'm going to roll that pumpkin as slimy as it is in there and I'm going to cover it up. The same with this pumpkin, we'll just cover it up. And, it could be just throwing some leaves on top of it and that way next summer, I might actually have pumpkins growing here. I have been amazed how many plants have come out of my compost heap. Whenever I'm throwing away any of my vegetables out in my compost heap that I think the deer might enjoy, I kind of set them to the top and leave them for a few weeks. Half of the time, they eat them and half of the time they don't; but either way I kind of feel like I've helped them out. In the next segment we are going to talk about when compost is ready to use.