shammock112 wrote:Hi, I would like to make mulch from my spent garden plants like tomatoes, corn and peas. Does anyone have suggestions for the best chipper/shredder that will be suited for this type of material? I was looking at small gas chippers but some comments said small vine plants would not chop and pass through the hopper. Any suggestions please.
If as the other posts suggest, what you want is to put them in a compost pile, please read the composting basics and composting 101 threads here: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=35
Your garden wastes are mostly "greens," moist and nitrogen heavy. For good composting they need to be mixed with "browns," dry and carbon heavy.
But to put them in a compost pile, unless you are trying for very fast composting, they don't really need to be shredded (except hard corn stalks). Just use your hand pruner to cut them in smaller pieces (like maybe a foot long or so for tomato vine). Pea vines are small and thin and don't need to be chopped at all, just throw them in.