Composting is a fantastic way to make use of food scraps that would otherwise be thrown away. It’s the ultimate in garden recycling. You probably think about composting fruit and veggie peels, leaves, and grass, but there are some lesser-known items that make fantastic compost. Let’s take a look.
1. Fireplace Ashes
Ashes from your fireplace or backyard fire pit make great compost. That is, as long as you only use ashes from burning grasses, paper, untreated or unpainted wood, and cardboard. Also be careful about the amount you use, as these ashes can make your compost too alkaline.