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[Tomato Dirt #293] How to Compost Tomato Plants
October 05, 2023
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
And you don’t need to pay top dollar for this amazing soil enricher. You can create your own compost right in your backyard using simple kitchen and garden refuse.
The best way to do that is by using a compost bin.
Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. And it’s great for the environment.
Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll help re-use resources that you might otherwise throw away. Check out dozens of different kinds of compost bin models offered to Tomato Dirt readers from our friends at Gardener’s Supply – and choose the one that works best for you.
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The short answer: yes.
Tomato plants are a great addition to your compost pile.
They provide valuable organic material that can decompose and enrich your compost.
But there are a few tips you need to know before you pull out the spent tomato plants in your garden and toss them onto the compost heap or into the refuse bin.
To compost tomato plants, follow these helpful steps.
First, as you move through your tomato patch at the end of the season ...
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That’s it for now. More next time.
Until then, happy gardening!