On the recent Gardeners' World Winter Special, Monty explained that people should not add meat, fats, cooked materials, potato, rice or pasta to their compost pile as it will draw in a crowd of rats.
A compost heap is not only a nutrient-rich food product for your garden, but it will help to keep your soil's pH balance in check, improve soil structure and maintain moisture levels, too. So what can you add to your compost? "Almost everything else from the garden and the house can go on," Monty says.
Some of the best ingredients for a successful compost heap include kitchen waste, particularly egg shells and banana skins, dried leaves, grass clippings, manure, peelings, coffee grounds and tea leaves."
All the best Jan