Mariam got her YOLO Compost Tumbler last week. She writes, “I’m absolutely delighted with my YOLO! I’m getting so obsessive that I’m taking vegetable scraps away from other people’s tables”. We can relate. Mariam also asked about composting citrus.
Yes, you can definitely put orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit peels and pulp from juicing into your YOLO Compost Tumbler. The ‘myth’ around composting citrus probably came about because citrus is a no-no for vermicomposting (worm bins) as worms don’t like citrus.
If a whole orange goes off, remember to chop it up before adding it to your YOLO to speed up composting and remember to balance moisture from the pulp with ‘brown’ materials like egg cartons, cardboard pieces and dry leaves.