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citrus pulp in compost?

Is it terrible to put citrus pulp into my compost? I just got a juicer and have been adding the pulp to the compost. Im sure its probobly to acidic...?

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Worms won't like it much, I would not add it to a vermi-composting set-up.

it won't hurt anything in a compost bin.

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If your just composting its fine I throw tons of orange peels in mine. verma composting I would not.

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Agree, it's fine, unless you are adding tons of it. We generally say no more than 10% of your pile should be any one ingredient (like citrus pulp). If you are sticking to that principle, the acid will get balanced out with other stuff.
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The acids in citrus are organic acids, and they will decompose in the composting process. Composting tends to bring the ingredients toward a neutral state, and that's certainly true with citrus.
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Thanks for all the responses everyone!

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I threw 5them whole oranges into mine opps.
You can smell they breaking down but it doesn't bug me.

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Not a problem, but it helps to cut them in half first. Peels are kind of tough, breaks down a lot quicker if the microbes etc can get to the soft insides.
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My first compost pile we have a coffee can inside to carry it out side.
Im just trying to get the stuff in the compost pile to keep the house clean.

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ericmgilson wrote:My first compost pile we have a coffee can inside to carry it out side.
Im just trying to get the stuff in the compost pile to keep the house clean.
Your kitchen waste and yard waste are the Job creators of a healthy micro-herd.

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Pineapple's I put the skin and tops in mine for 2 years i always have 1 to eat actually the last one i bought was very light color inside hard as a rock to eat.This time of year usually they turn bad very fast with the heat on inside the house. I have been eating the since i was a young child. I lived in Thailand and Puerto Rico as a child

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