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Can you compost blunt guts?
    #14868055 - 08/03/11 06:25 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

I have been working on a compost bin since early spring, my whole family has gotten in on it. A friend wondered if she could add blunt guts (the tobacco inside the cigars she uses to roll 'blunts') to the compost bin; I had no idea how to answer her.
It is plant material, so theoretically it would compost- but would the nicotine (a natural insecticide) slow down the composting process?
I know it would definitely improve the smell of my barrel! LoL
If anyone has done this or knows if it can be done, please chime in! Thanks! :grin:


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Re: Can you compost blunt guts? [Re: mycoscopy]
    #14868088 - 08/03/11 06:30 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

I would assume it would not matter because insects are not what is turning your scraps into compost, bacteria and fungus are


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Re: Can you compost blunt guts? [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14868946 - 08/03/11 09:40 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Too much nitrogen. It wouldn't slow down the composting process, it'd just be bad for the plants growing in it later.


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Re: Can you compost blunt guts? [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14868990 - 08/03/11 09:53 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

I also add a natural enzyme compost enhancer.
As I understood it, insect activity plays a big role in decomposing vegetable matter. If its less important than I understood it to be, I'd be thrilled- I'm tired of all the flies!


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Re: Can you compost blunt guts? [Re: PatrickKn]
    #14872582 - 08/04/11 04:14 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

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PatrickKn said:
Too much nitrogen. It wouldn't slow down the composting process, it'd just be bad for the plants growing in it later.




the nitrogen isnt a problem but the plants would be. any of the solanaceae
family could be infected with diseases... tomatoes, peppers and potatoes


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