Question by G: If you just buried a banana peel in your vegetable garden, would it decompose?
If you just buried a banana peel, apple core, the center of the corn cob, orange peels and etc in a vegetable garden, would it decompose? How long would it take to decompose? Would it start to smell bad and attract more bugs than there already is?
Answer by DIANE R
Of course it would decompose… otherwise there would be banana skins and other bits of vegetables lying all over the place. The time it takes to decompose depends on lots of things… temperature, humidity, what else is in the ground with it…. anything from a few months to a year.
I would suggest, however, that rather than just burying the bits and pieces you place them in a composter. You then have better control of the waste and can speed up the decomposition process by adding layers of cardboard and leaves.
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