Re: [gardeners] Re: Spring cleaning

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 14:26:48 -0700

If lawn services are using products containing Clopyralid, you'd better 
beware.  That herbicide persists through composting, for three years or 
longer.  It will kill tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans, peas, 
etc.  Margaret L

>Hello, Ranchmama,
>Thanks for your kind note. No, unfortunately, with a 6750 sq ft lot
>there are not a lot of options as to where to put another compost
>pile/bin, since we are pretty much planted out.
>The city of L.A. composts yard waste and provides it free of charge at
>Dept. of Sanitation centers in various parts of the city. I plan to take
>advantage of such ready made compost this week:)