I have a number of rotten and over ripe tomatoes in the garden now,
Should I put them in the compost pile, or should I let them just sit
on the ground or should I throw them away.
I know I shouldnt put the tomatoe plants themselves in the compost
pile, but not sure about the tomatoes themselves.
My compost pile wont be getting hot enough to kill anything either
for many months now.
Compost or pitch them would be my choice of the answers above.
If you know how to build a hot compost pile, I'd toss in the tomatoes,
tomato plants, and other fall debris and cook it well... even if it
means starting another pile in the spring.
If you leave the tomatoes on the ground, yes, there will probably be
seedling tomatoes. If you compost the tomatoes now, hot, there
won't be. If you let the pile go cold this winter, you can compost
everything, including seedlings, next spring, hot.
Right weeding tools? Like a hoe? Or thumb and forefinger?
Every year we get our absolute best tomatoes from (guess where),
The Compost Pile.
If you're doing it properly, things should heat up enough to kill
off the seeds -- but we don't do it properly and stuff around the
edges of the pile doesn't decompose enough or produce enough
heat to kill off the seeds.
I don't mind. It's where our best tomatoes grow!
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