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Toilet Paper Tubes

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:20 pm
by Halfway
And paper towel tubes...have to be some of the best browns for a compost pile.

They breakdown easily because of their thin size. They flex open to allow oxygen to circulate. They tend to be abundant. :)

I like to add 3-5 each time I drop in kitchen waste. It seems to be a happy balance. 8)

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:37 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
You can also use them as seed starting tubes. :)


Eric

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:06 pm
by cynthia_h
Or anti-cutworm devices.

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:20 pm
by Halfway
hahahahahahahaha!

Each response had me laughing harder.

Wish I could continue the chain, but I'm laughing too hard to come up with anything witty!

:lol:

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:04 pm
by toxcrusadr
Hold one up to your mouth and yell "YO HO HO AND A BUCKET OF COMPOST" before you throw it into the pile. Makes them rot better.

BTW the TP makers have been sneaking up on the idea of coreless TP. Those cardboard tubes will go the way of the buggy whip in the near future.

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:10 pm
by toxcrusadr
Oh, but they need that, don't they? :P

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:52 pm
by Halfway
Tubeless???

Oh the humanity!

The folks at work are now sticking the empty tubes in a bag for me!! So, along with coffee grounds and shredded cardboard, I have tubes!!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:24 pm
by toxcrusadr
Among the fans of my other hobby - vintage audio equipment - the phrase "I have tubes!" usually means someone discovered a valuable old amplifier in someone's basement. :P

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:31 pm
by Halfway
toxcrusadr wrote:Among the fans of my other hobby - vintage audio equipment - the phrase "I have tubes!" usually means someone discovered a valuable old amplifier in someone's basement. :P
I hear ya. Being an avid mountain biker and motocrosser, "I have tubes" usually means recue from pinch flats!

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:28 am
by Bobberman
Marlingardener wrote:And they call this progress!
I'm going to run right down to the county courthouse and stock up on toilet paper tubes. There must be a huge supply stacked up somewhere in that building :wink: :wink: .
I don't want anything touched by a attorney in my garden. Just kidding!

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:39 pm
by toxcrusadr
Attorneys are fully compostable, although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, and they should be run through a chipper-shredder to ensure complete decomposition. Some parts are very durable and you don't want to keep seeing them over and over. 8)

Kidding of course! :lol:

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:49 pm
by Halfway
toxcrusadr wrote:Attorneys are fully compostable, although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, and they should be run through a chipper-shredder to ensure complete decomposition. Some parts are very durable and you don't want to keep seeing them over and over. 8)

Kidding of course! :lol:
One must be very careful of methane gas buiuld up. And yes, a shredder or repeated passes with a riding lawn mower may be necessary.

:lol:

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:38 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
Yikes, The movie Fargo!

A rose by any other name

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:50 am
by rot
toxcrusadr wrote: ... although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, ...

Kidding of course! :lol:
Another reason I prefer that other word for manure. When you use that other word, you really know what you're dealing with. Such an awful thing: that Latin oppression of the Anglo-Saxon.

to sense
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Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:37 pm
by PatioFarms
I've been using toilet and paper towel tubes to wrangle cable and charger cords for years. They work great, are free and you never run out.

When I figure out patio composting, I'll make sure to toss the extras in!