apples to compost - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Brockrebecc
October 8, 2010
I live in the Colorado front range, and have 2 overgrown apple trees. During the fall I pick up buckets and buckets of rotten apples off the ground, how many apples is too much to add to the compost?

Answer from NGA
October 8, 2010
In order to decompose properly the apples will need a equal amount of carbon based material. Dried leaves, straw, shredded newspaper or cardboard are all good sources of carbon. If you toss only apples into your compost bin without other materials, you'll end up with a soupy mess. Since it's fall, you should be able to find lots of dried leaves to add to your compost mixture. Good luck with your compost!

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