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By G3rol

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Can you add used soil to your compost bin? I've grown some Tomatoes in tubs and wondered if I can just tip the spent soil into my compost bin rather than throwing it away. Will it get re-juvinated?



It will all mix in nicely with your compost, as long as the other 'ingredients' are full of'll add 'body'. We get horse manure and put a layer in occasionally... that's a great help!

The other thing you could do with it if there's a lot is to spread it round your garden on top of the soil.

2 Oct, 2010


Careful there aren't any weed seeds in it though. I don't know whether being in a compost bin would kill them or not.

2 Oct, 2010


Thanks for the quick replies. Much appreciated :-)

2 Oct, 2010

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