Yup, that’s right. Composting cooked food has since been on our radar when we realised that adding hay as a covering seemed to work wonders in preventing smells and pests.
So the first thing we grabbed for this daring experiment was some leftover fried fish from dinner.
Notice in the video how Joe added more hay to the top. We wanted to be a lil more cautious since we’re composting cooked food for the first time. Besides, a good hay covering keeps smells and pests far faaar away! (At least that’s what we are keeping our fingers crossed for.)
If you are generally new to composting and wondering what all this big hoo-ha’s about… Well, composting cooked food is quite a “taboo” of sorts. That’s because it contains oils and other factors that may lead to odours and attract pests and rodents.
Bones also take forever to break down. But Joe said, “The compost could do with some calcium.” 😉
Last but not least, if Joseph Jenkins could prevent smells and pests simply by covering his humanure (human manure) with hay, why not for small compost bins like ours that don’t even have a hint of hamster droppings?
Excited about the results? We are! Stay tuned for updates. 🙂