January 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm #54511
I have a sack of these from back in the days when we had little bar-b-Qs in the garden.
has anyone any ideas please, on how they might be useful horticulturally? … a mulch somewhere if crushed up a bit Perchance?… or even added to compost??
Useful ideas much appreciated
AnneJanuary 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm #54512NorthernTeacherParticipant
My research shows all the same sort of things, Anne:
Uses for charcoal briquettesJanuary 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm #54513VegVampKeymaster
I think charcoal should be fine added to compost Anne, but if it is commercially produced make sure it has no chemical additives.January 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm #54514VegVampKeymaster
Sorry Jane, didn’t see your post, really must learn to refresh the page before I open my mouth.January 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm #54515
Oh Jane … I should have looked first … sorry to bother you, but thank you. I didn’t know if there were something in them which would prevent the compost use, and wondered if anybody had used them themselves. I shall double-check, and if all is clear go ahead.
I swept up this morning inside and along the pavement, and put the rotting leaves in the compost bin, along with collected-around-G’s G rainwater. Composter’s almost full now!! Have been adding spent coffee grains to the potted Azalea. It all looks very untidy out there, but I know what goodness is collecting and waiting for Spring. Already there are bulbs coming through.
When it’s less windy and I feel better, I will go out with pruners and have a tidy
Thank you , AnneJanuary 3, 2018 at 2:59 pm #54516
Not at all Karen…and thank you too. Checking for additives is something I must do and if it’s clean, then YIPPEE!!
AnneJanuary 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm #54517NorthernTeacherParticipant
Don’t be daft, Anne – I like finding stuff on the internet Don’t be daft, Karen!January 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm #54520cillaParticipant
I understand charcoal is good for wind, Anne, but possible not in briquette sizeJanuary 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm #54521AllanModerator
Googled it Anne, There is quite a lot that can be added to them,From soda,tar, molasses,paper.sawdust, I would just crush them and use them for mulching around the flowers.Not veg,January 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm #54522
Will check on the additives Allan .. and use as you suggest …Thank you too cilla…what about wheezing and coughing?
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