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Pistachio's shells

Posted by luv_daises (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 29, 08 at 16:05

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

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RE: Pistachio's shells

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.


RE: Pistachio's shells

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!

RE: Pistachio's shells

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.

RE: Pistachio's shells

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.

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