Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes

George Shirley (
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:25:08 -0700

Penny: You might want to run over the needles with the mower before
adding to the compost. It's been my experience that they will mat if put
in the compost heap in large quantities.


penny x stamm wrote:
> Allen, we cannot turn the pine needles under each year because
> they are used in permanent shrubbery beds. It looks to me as if
> they never disintegrate ---  Jimmie and I surveyed the area today
> and decided that we should not add more needles on top of what
> is already there...  I'll add them to the compost.
> Penny, NY
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