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Beginner Gardening: Composting.

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Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2007
7:29 PM

Post #3434524

Hi everyone,

My brother started me a compose "cage" last January with some old lumber and chicken wire. It's so handy to get rid of yard clipping and kitchen scraps. I work in a cafe and prep much of the produce, so I also get all the tomatoe tops, mushy totatoes, lettuce cores, onioin skins and banana peels. Card board boxes too. It's great! I guess it's working OK because even though the "cage" is small, 2'x4', it never gets full. I also put in dryer lint and hair from our brushes ... so that leads me to the question. Can I put in my used vacuum cleaner bags?

Thanks folks,

Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2007
7:50 PM

Post #3434582

Hey Lexie...I can't answer your question but what a great idea of recycling if the answer is yes!
You go girl!!
New Braunfels, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #3437145

You could put them in, but keep in mind some things:

Some items that might be in the bag will not compost (ie pins, screws, plastic candy wrappers, etc.)

If you are a strict organic gardener some things may not be suitable (chemical residue from carpet cleaners, deodorants, etc.)

Just some thoughts :-)
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #3437522

Awwww! Yes, yes, understood. I should probably rip the bag and rumage for non compostables then. I was a bit concerned about the deodorants too. I think I'll be a little more picky when choosing a carpet freshener from now on then.

Thanks pinger and happy! :c)

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