Okay, new question. I live in Zone 9 on the Gulf Coast but grass clippings are gone and they were my best source of "green" material. I used mostly a bale of hay I bought from my feed store for "brown" material. My compost has been going since early Spring and is beautiful with earthworms and everything.
Now my question
A month ago, a watermelon vine sprouted off of my patio from eating out there and spitting seeds. It has grown to about a eight foot vine and very healthy looking, flowers even, but no fruit at this late date. Can I chop this thing into 12" segments and add it to my compost?
Another follow on question for people in these temperate zones
Do I continue to turn my compost every week or should I cover it with a tarp and just wait for Spring?
This forum has answered most of my questions just from reading but I could use a little help here!