Citris fruit skins & gardening


Old 04-11-01, 11:57 AM
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Can you use citris fruit skins such as grapefruit & orange peels in you compost that you use for the garden, flowers, etc...?? I heard that too much citris oil in the skins would damage plants? Is this true?
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Old 04-11-01, 07:21 PM
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A moderate amount of citrus rinds should be no problem. If you occasionally sprinkle a small amount of limestone dust, to sweeten the pile, it will neutralize the acid.
Old 04-16-01, 07:56 AM
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Smile citris dilema answered

Thanks bunches!! I will try this & hope for a wonderful garden.
have a great week!!

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