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Re: Composting citrus


Kathy,
    What a great use for dried peels. I do not think I need to put them in
the oven though. The average humidity in the house is about 25% or so.
Drying herbs and probably peels is not going to be a problem.
        Tanks to everyone for anwering the compost question. The pH question
doesn't appear to be an issue.

betsy
evergreen
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting citrus


> Betsy,         I bury all non meat kitchen waste in my garden but usually
> don't try citrus peels as they are VERY slow to decompose.Cutting them in
> very small pieces helps. Orange peels are quite lovely dried and put in a
> wooden bowl with pinecones on your coffee table.Sprinkle the cones with a
> litle orange or pine essential oils if desired. They are very easy to
dry..I
> usually lay them out on a cookie sheet in some out of the way place but
you
> can put them in your oven if you have a pilot light  or at a temp of about
> 125. And I know you've got the pinecones in Evergreen!  Kathy z5
>
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