Corn ears

jimrac(6)April 21, 2011

Ever see those bags of corn that are available to feed wildlife; squirrels etc. Do those ears degrade?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mustard_seeds(4 -Onalaska Wisconsin)

very slowly!!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 9:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
curtludwig(New England)

Everything that was once alive will compost.
How fast it composts depends on your concept of speed. I've never found a corncob in my compost. I just swapped my "live" pile for the empty bin that was spread on the garden. The pile I just moved will now rest until next year.
Big chicken bones not in the center will last through the year. Hambones will go 2 years. Avocado pits will last a year if they're not in the center unless I split them in half. Everything else (excepting sticks) will break down in 1 year.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 3:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Slowly, as mustard seeds has said. You can speed up the process by chopping them up when you add them and/or when you find the partly decomposed ones in your compost.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 8:47PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Moldy fruit and breads okay for compost bin?
Are these okay to add to the bin? Won't the mold spread...
Frozen compost
Ok so the deep freeze here in nj is not letting up...
Bark (not dog)
What size should the bark "chunks" be to...
Fungus in compost
This pile was started about 3 weeks ago. It is overun...
bread in compost
New to composting and confused now. What is wrong with...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™