With composting you save on waste fees and at the same time get a high-quality fertilizer. Not every food can go on the compost heap. The following article answers the question of whether you can compost potato peelings.
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The potato skins
Potato skins contain various bitter substances. Since these are edible for adults, the bitter substances in the compost and fertilizer are not a problem. You can dispose of raw vegetable and fruit leftovers from the kitchen on the compost heap or in the composter. Even if the potato is neither a fruit nor a vegetable, strictly speaking, it fits perfectly into the fruit and vegetable bowls.
A good mix is required for successful composting. A variety of nutrients and different waste residues should therefore be in the compost. Anyone who only composts potato skins will not use the full potential of a high-quality fertilizer. In addition, the compost heap should not be too moist and not too dry. An efficient, nutrient-rich mix is achieved with the following waste:
- raw kitchen scraps
- shredded wood waste
- Flower waste in small quantities
- tea and coffee grounds
- Small amounts of newspaper
A balanced ratio between dry and moist material is important. Then the compost becomes a high-quality fertilizer that you can use in many ways:
- plant fertilizer
- soil fertilizer