Q. Is citrus fruit peel recommended for general composting (not worm bins)? M.McC via E-mail
A. I think that citrus fruit peel is O.K. in small amounts in the compost bin. I tend to put too much in at one go and the worms crawl into the lid to get away from them. I tend to put peel into a paper bag or place them near the fire to dry them out. The peel has natural paraffin in them and they make great firelighters.