Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
can any of this go in my compost pile? Toplef10can any of this go in my compost pile? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

can any of this go in my compost pile? I22gcj10can any of this go in my compost pile? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
can any of this go in my compost pile? Toplef10can any of this go in my compost pile? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

can any of this go in my compost pile? I22gcj10can any of this go in my compost pile? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» COMPOST 101
by troypurplebuds Today at 2:09 am

» Newbie
by troypurplebuds Today at 2:07 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:25 am

» Vertical Zucchini
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:24 am

» N&C Midwest—July 2024
by Scorpio Rising 7/22/2024, 1:33 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 7/20/2024, 11:02 am

» Zucchini Cobbler
by OhioGardener 7/19/2024, 8:55 am

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by dstack 7/18/2024, 5:43 pm

» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by Scorpio Rising 7/18/2024, 10:49 am

» Mel's Mix
by OhioGardener 7/16/2024, 1:40 pm

» Baker Creek Heirloom Whole Seed Catalog Pre-Order
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 4:00 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 1:01 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 7/9/2024, 2:23 pm

» Wasabi Radish
by markqz 7/8/2024, 10:14 pm

» Check out your local (seed) library !
by OhioGardener 7/8/2024, 11:45 am

» YIKES! I'm hosting uninvited guests in my squash...
by tappingmom 7/3/2024, 9:43 am

» Baked Eggplant
by OhioGardener 7/2/2024, 7:45 am

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by nrstooge 7/1/2024, 7:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 7/1/2024, 5:54 am

» Epic Gardening "Master Class on Square Food Gardening"
by sanderson 6/26/2024, 10:03 pm

» Growing Tomatoes in 6" of soil?
by sanderson 6/25/2024, 4:21 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 6/25/2024, 2:42 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by OhioGardener 6/22/2024, 5:34 pm

» Rhubarb Tom Collins
by DonP 6/19/2024, 2:10 pm

» Change email address
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 2:00 am

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 12:49 am

» Getting Started
by Turan 6/18/2024, 12:58 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 11:49 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 6/17/2024, 12:14 am

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

can any of this go in my compost pile?

+2
LaFee
walshevak
6 posters

Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  walshevak 2/17/2011, 1:36 pm

I have been pulling stuff out of the garage today. A possible buyer for some of the resturant equipment that I have left from when #2 son's resturant went belly up is going to stop by. AND, buried behind some of the boxes I found a box that got missed when we were unloading. It was full of food. All out of date now and has been sitting in the garage for 2 years. Can any of it go into my compost pile?

15 Lbs sugar
3 commercial cans pineapple chunks
15 Lbs grits
8 lbs yellow cake mix
3 bags croutons
4 lbs instant potato buds

avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 81
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  LaFee 2/17/2011, 2:14 pm

I don't see anything in that list that screams "NO" at me...but all that sugar and starch could make a sticky, gooey mess for a while before it breaks down. (I'd be a little concerned about the sugar and starch drawing vermin, too)
avatar
LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  camprn 2/17/2011, 2:39 pm

I bet the sugar is still good for consumption or canning. Otherwise, I would compost the rest of it, but not the tin cans. Wink
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14168
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  walshevak 2/17/2011, 8:32 pm

I wouldn't want to risk consuming the sugar because I bug bombed the garage several times to keep down the critters. Are you SURE cans can't be composed? lol!
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 81
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  camprn 2/17/2011, 8:51 pm

hmm, in that case I would suggest perhaps calling your regional waste station and see if it needs different disposal. I myself would not risk putting insecticide in my compost or leaving it out for other critters to consume.
You might be able to make nice garden lanterns out of the cans.
or maybe something else Wink can any of this go in my compost pile? Diy-can-wedding-table-numbers
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14168
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  middlemamma 2/17/2011, 9:56 pm

Camp, you always have the best links!
middlemamma
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2264
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 46
Location : Idaho Panhandle

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  Old Hippie 2/17/2011, 11:00 pm

middlemamma wrote:Camp, you always have the best links!

She sure does!! I am not nearly so clever at finding cool stuff like that.

How do you do it camp?

Gwynn

can any of this go in my compost pile? 90640
Old Hippie
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 73
Location : Canada 3b

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  walshevak 2/17/2011, 11:12 pm

these cans are almost gallon size. might make good planters.
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 81
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  LaFee 2/18/2011, 4:52 am

I have to NOT look at Campern's crafty links, because I already have enough UFOs around here to fill a closet. (UnFinished Objects)
avatar
LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  Odd Duck 2/24/2011, 12:35 pm

I am TOTALLY making some of those can lanterns! Those would make great gifts, too, for essentially the cost of the paint and I know I have white and green already. I'll just need to add some other colors.
avatar
Odd Duck

Female Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 62
Location : DFW, TX, Zone 7b/8a

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  camprn 2/24/2011, 2:15 pm

LaFee wrote:I have to NOT look at Campern's crafty links, because I already have enough UFOs around here to fill a closet. (UnFinished Objects)
Very Happy Very Happy

oooooh.
UFOs... so thats what all this stuff is in my house Shocked
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14168
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

can any of this go in my compost pile? Empty Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum