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Re: Composting citrus


I compost orange rinds and coffee grounds and it doesn't seem to change the pH significantly.  Or hasn't yet anyway...    

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 28 Jan 2003 01:23:57 -0500

>My experience is that when composted, all organic material becomes
>somewhat neutral in pH; doesn't matter what it was to start out with.
> I've put citrus rinds in my compost for over 30 years; they seem to
>degrade along with the rest of the stuff. Now, I don't put massive
>quantities in there at the same time, but a grapefruit or 3 a week
>makes no diff.
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: SallyAnn <safart@aug.com>
>> 
>> don't think it's the same acidity.Soil PH can hardly ever be
>changed
>> permanently-or so I've read...& almost all composting books say to
>use
>> kitchen scraps
>> SAinSA
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <romans810@juno.com>
>> 
>> > Would the acidity, depending the amount used, change the ph???
>> >
>> > Tony Veca <><
>> > Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
>> > Vancouver, WA
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 16:46:12 -0500 "SallyAnn" <safart@aug.com>
>writes:
>> > > Yes, but the thinner you slice the rind-the quicker -as it is
>pretty
>> > > tough!
>> > > SAinSA z9
>> > > ----- Original Message -----
>> > >
>> > > > Jim and others in the citrus belt,
>> > > >     Do oranges and grapefruits compost easily? My brother
>sent me
>> > > a box of
>> > > > them for Christmas and I wanted to do something useful with
>the
>> > > skins.
>> > > >
>> > > > thanks
>> > > >
>> > > > Betsy
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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