View Full Version : Composting coconut shells?
04-27-2006, 10:32 PM
I have just started a compost pile and would like to know if you can compost coconut shells? The seem to be so big, how can they compost over long term?
Thanks in advance,
I use a super hot composting method-- in a round drum that I turn daily. So I can get usable conpost in about a month. And coco shells do compost in this thing, but take more than 30 days. :) I'm not sure how long they would take in an open compost pile type thing, if that's what you use.
04-27-2006, 11:11 PM
What is a super hot composting method? How do you do this?
04-27-2006, 11:15 PM
by getting a tumbler bin :) or just a compost bin. The temp in those bin get REALLY hot compared to a compost pile.
04-28-2006, 01:41 AM
I recomend breaking them up a bit befor you dump them in the compost pile or you will find them still kinda whole even a year later they take quite a while to break down
04-30-2006, 12:47 PM
YEP, Dragggon is right, they take a while to break down, but we compost everything, or burn it, we only have about 1/2 can of trash a month, if that much, unless we are doing remodleing, which we have been doing for a while now.
but as far as personaly home garbage, practically zilch.
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