Re: Using compost with vegetable scraps in it
Half-composted or fresh veggie scraps are not the kind of problem that uncomposted manure is, but I wouldn’t want to use them in the veggie garden unless they are going around unrelated veggies. Potential plant diseases, not problems for humans.
Lettuce scraps could probably go around the potatoes, and half-rotted tomatoes could probably go around the cauliflower. But unless you want to ‘sort by type’, I would just go ahead and let the mixed veggie scraps compost down further for a couple of months in one of those bins.
The at-least-a-year guideline for compost-with-manure you read of deals with fresh, uncomposted manure. Ie, if you keep horses….
If you’re using a three bin system, clear out the good compost from one, and put all the half-composted stuff in it. Use this bin for all the partially composted stuff from the other bins. Just use the good stuff on the gardens for now.