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Compost avocado skins?

Posted by kitchendetective (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 3, 07 at 13:54

Can I throw avocado skins, as is, on a compost pile, or do I need to shred them somehow? Or are they not recommended at all? They are extremely hard.


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

they'll break down in due course.

len

Here is a link that might be useful: len's garden page


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

I've never had any trouble with avocado skins in my compost. Like gardenlen said, the skins will break down eventually.


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

The skins break down fine. I always cut the pits in half and they will compost . The only part that doesn't compost are those little label stickers they stick on. They stay in the soil for years so those go in the trash.


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

If you stick the pits in, many of them will germinate in the heap (in summer at least). Same for mango. Nice surprise when harvesting compost.


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

I throw both pit and skin in the compost as is (with label removed). If they are not done when the rest of the pile is I just toss them on another pile-in-progress.


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RE: Compost avocado skins?

What it is about those little sticky fruit labels that makes them so indestructible? I still throw them in my compost, because I am stubborn and refuse to be intimidated...of course my garden veggies sometimes have dole bannana lables on them :-)


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