Pistachio's shells

luv_daisesJuly 29, 2008

Has anyone tried composting pistachio shells? Hubby says that they would take to long to decompose. Any thoughts?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Sure you can compost them. If you require urgent compost for some reason then hold off on them, but otherwise, no problem. They make a good mulch too.

Dave

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 7:15PM
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davisgard

I put some in my compost last Christmas--and they are still very much intact. So I do think they will take awhile to compost, but that's okay!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 11:58PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

We occassionaly get Pistachios and the shells always go into the compost. Just how long they may take I am not sure but I do know that when I empty the bin, about a year after, I find none of those shells.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 11:35AM
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greenmulberry(5-Iowa City)

I throw anything like that in the bin. If I am harvesting finished compost and they have not broken down, I just toss them back in.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 10:36AM
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