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Royiah
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Compost help

Can I put tomatos from my garden that have bug holes in them or have blossom end rot? And can I use old plants that have been pulled in the compost?

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Sure re the BER tomatoes. I'd get rid of the buggy ones or you will be growing a whole colony of the bugs in your compost.

All the tender, leafy parts of the tomato plant can be composted IF they are not diseased. If they have blight or septoria or anything, I wouldn't put in the compost pile, just get rid of them. The big heavy tough vine at the base of the plant won't break down very well, unless you chop it a bit.
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Royiah
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Thanks ton!

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I run them over with the lawn mower first.

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