composting fallen fruit apple, pear, peach, veges? good or bad?
This is my first year with a large compost pile. It was left here by the last owners. We also have some fruit trees, crabapple, apple, pear and peaches and I also have a vegetable garden. What are general rules on composting fallen fruit from trees? What are the compost rules for plants from the garden. For example compost my tomato suckers but throw away a diseased tomato plant?
What is the difference between hot and cold composting?
I'd like to just throw everything in there since I will not be using any of the compost until next year. Does amount time make a difference? For example, if I compost a diseased plant will it cause problems next year after a freezing winter in Kansas?