Can food be composted if it’s already a little moldy?



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    Already-moldy food makes perfect compost – in fact, it has already started down the path to compost-hood!  Inside a well-tended heap insects, worms, bacteria, and fungi (like mold) break down food scraps into the perfect natural fertilizer.  This is all part of the process, and adding more mold to the compost heap should only inject it with more valuable fungi.  We often think of mold as a troublesome or unhealthy substance – and it’s true that you probably don’t want it in your house.  In a compost heap though, mold does exactly what’s supposed to do: it breaks down organic material into nutritious plant food.

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