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by Bestofour on September 24, 2005 07:38 AM
the tomato plants, okra plants and other vegetable garden plants in the compost pile?

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by weezie13 on September 24, 2005 09:46 AM
Yes and no...

If you have plants, say like the tomato plants
show signs of the wilts, *were the leaves
die from the ground up or have leaves with brown
circle's that then engulf the leaves*
The answer is no, cause those disease's over winter or carry over in the winter, in the compost pile..*no matter how hot it gets'*
to my understanding..
Even some powdery mildews may survive..
It's best to burn them actuall...

but if you have no problems on them or
with them then by allll means use 'em...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by Sorellina on September 27, 2005 12:15 AM
As a general rule, I don't compost nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, tomatillos, potatoes) or cucurbits (cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, gourds) at all. I DO compost corn, beans, peas, and kitchen scraps. Also, lol, very important..don't compost rotted tomato'll get more volunteer tomato plants than you can deal with.

Hope that helps,

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