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Soil and Composting: Any you Marylanders tried composting your crab shells?

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5548906

Hey, so we're eating those 55 dollar a dozen beauties- first time this summer you better believe- and the kid says, so can you compost this stuff? Can't we get (little brother) to mash up the shells? Well, I know what to expect. I've been 'around the bin ' a few times. I'm just wondering if anybody's been brave enough to do it. I'm seriously tempted to take my dozens shells and assorted part stuff and bury it in the ground and then pile a nice big mound of my usual compost mix all over it and just let it cook .Think of the calcium!
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #5551152

Crush em up and use em, Sally! Excellent source of calcium, but do bury em. :)
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
2:15 PM

Post #5584454

i use theam to Paul

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #5584559

Silly me- one dozen crabs leftover shells, put into a small hole and then chopped with a straight edge spade- makes a pretty small amount of 'stuff' Easily covered over with a big pile of lawn-leaf clippings. They smelled as much as the crabs.

Hey Paul- do you eat blue crabs? we hardly find them steamed and in shell when we go to Pensacola- We saw one place near Destin called Crab house but it wasn't blue crabs so we were disappointed.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #5584712

yes a lot i catch my own with a crab line paul

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5585797

That's the -real- Land of Pleasant Living. !
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #5585822

yup

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