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  • what not to compost

    Created by jania villon on

    Should one add the rinds/ peels of oranges, lemons and limes to the other kitchen scraps? I was told that worms will not work the compost pile if citrus is present. Is that so?

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Jania –

    There is an active ingredient in citrus call “limonene” that has the potential to kill your worms if added to your pile in large concentrations. For a small home wormery I would recommend adding citrus peels 1 at a time and wait until it is thoroughly decomposed before adding more.

    Good Luck!



    thank you so much for your feedback!

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