Simply Compost It

At MAIA we consider composting the best way to adding vitamins and nutrients to our garden. Compost adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to your garden soil, making it nutritionally rich and pH neutral.

Compost also help you to save time and money because compost soil is not just rich but also hold great amounts of water, ergo less watering and fertilizing.

So let’s start, simply by composting.

First of all, let MAIA tell you, “what can and can’t be composted”

Below you find a detailed list, a mix of quick and slow composting items generally creates healthy compost.

These items Compost Quickly

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Spoiled soy/rice/almond/coconut milk
  • Cooked pasta
  • Cooked rice
  • Pasta sauce/tomato paste
  • Seaweed/kelp
  • Tofu

These items Compost Slowly

  • Nut shells (other than walnut)
  • Stale nuts (no walnuts)
  • Stale seeds (chopped so they don’t sprout)
  • Wine corks (chopped up)
  • Old herbs/spices
  • Avocado pits
  • Grass clippings (no fertilizer/pesticides used)
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Woodchips
  • Newspapers (shredded)
  • Used matches
  • Stale candy
  • Lint, hair, and fur
  • Old jam/preserves
  • Items made of 100% cotton or wool

These items shouldn’t be Added to Compost

  • Meat and meat scraps and bones
  • Fish and fish bones
  • Weeds (may end up spreading the weeds)
  • Produce stickers (peel them off produce)
  • Products with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers
  • Fats, oil, grease, lard
  • Coal or charcoal ash (toxic to many plants)