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  • #54511
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    gertie
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    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 :-)
    Anne :rose:

    #54512
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    NorthernTeacher
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    My research shows all the same sort of things, Anne:
    Uses for charcoal briquettes

    #54513
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    VegVamp
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    I think charcoal should be fine added to compost Anne, but if it is commercially produced make sure it has no chemical additives. :good:

    #54514
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    VegVamp
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    Sorry Jane, didn’t see your post, really must learn to refresh the page before I open my mouth. :lol:

    #54515
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    gertie
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    Oh Jane … I should have looked first :disappointed: … sorry to bother you, but thank you. :love: 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 :lol: :lol:
    Thank you , Anne :rose:

    #54516
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    gertie
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    Not at all Karen…and thank you too. Checking for additives is something I must do and if it’s clean, then YIPPEE!! :good: :lol:
    Anne :rose:

    #54517
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    NorthernTeacher
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    Don’t be daft, Anne – I like finding stuff on the internet :-) Don’t be daft, Karen!

    #54520
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    cilla
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    I understand charcoal is good for wind, Anne, but possible not in briquette size ;-)

    #54521
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    Allan
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    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,

    #54522
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    gertie
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    Will check on the additives Allan .. and use as you suggest …Thank you too cilla…what about wheezing and coughing? ;-) :rose:

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