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Can I Compost Sweet potato?

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sweet potatoYes, sweet potatoes, also known (somewhat inaccurately) as yams, can be added to your compost heap.

As they’re a root that stores well, it takes them a good while to start breaking down if they’re left whole – cut them into chunks to encourage the process.

Sweet potato skin – peelings or otherwise left over skin – will rot down quite quickly.

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  1. What nutrients does sweet potato add to the compost. For example, coffee grounds add nitrogen and shells add calcium.

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