Is there anything I can't compost?
I know not to put cooked food and dog poop in there (pity, because I've got a big dog), but I was wondering about putting things like citrus peel and banana skins, can I put those in?
I know to put things in in layers (so a layer of kitchen waste, followed by something like shredded paper or torn up newspaper, so the mixture doesn't get too wet), what is the point of layering if I then go and turn it all in a couple of weeks? Is this just so everything is uniformly mixed (so the compost bin doesn't have a load of paper at the bottom, followed by a load of slimy kitchen waste?
New to this composting lark, hoping it will save me some money come spring, the how-to videos don't really go into enough detail. I also try to chop up the waste as much as possible, so there is more surface area for the bacteria to work on. Can I also add a layer of manure to the mixture? I'm hoping to get some at half-term from the local stables.