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Soil and Composting: composting watermelon rind, cut up??

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cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2007
5:30 PM

Post #3944151

Hi, I just cut a huge watermelon into slices, and plan to put the rind into the compost heap. Should I cut this in smaller chunks, or leave it as is. Right now it is in slices about 2 inches thick, and the circles cut in half. It was a very tough skinned melon. I won't be using the compost until next spring, if that matters.

Thanks, Cathy (new at composting)

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2007
7:41 PM

Post #3944489

I cut it up into smaller pieces, that way it will break down quicker.

Paul
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2007
8:04 PM

Post #3944557

Thanks Paul!
LorraineR
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2007
7:35 PM

Post #3955237

Hi, I know it breaks doen quicker, but I have one pile that I don't mind how long it takes, so I just throw it all in and don't cut it. Of course I have water melons growing in it. Wonder if I leave them alone will they really grow fruit

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