Dried fruit in composter

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    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    Has anyone had any problems with composting old dried fruit? Found an old bag of dried cranberries in the back of the fridge, put a few out for the birds, but is it ok to compost? The only 2 ingredients are cranberries and sugar.
     
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    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    When ever I get something with sugar to add in my compost, I feel like I am giving the compost pile a boost. No it is not a problem adding old dried fruits with sugar into the compost. The sugar will give the composting bacteria a boost!
     
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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    KKNg is right--sugar added either directly or in the form of sugared fruit will help the compost pile. I even throw in frosted doughnuts and breakfast rolls.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Whoa, good to know. Now I can treat myself to a half dozen donuts and save one or two for the compost barrel. ;)
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    My chickens get all that kind of stuff. They get almost all our leftovers plus things we can't use out of the garden .
     
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    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    Thank you for the input! Good to know.
    I know that yeast feeds on sugar when making baked goods, so that figures that the bacteria would like it.
     

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