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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Garlic stalks for the compost heap Reply with quote

I have a good few garlic stalks and i am wondering are they nitrogen or carbon, i.e green or brown.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.compostthis.co.uk/garlic#:~:text=Yes!,that%20sprout%20from%20the%20bulb).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that useful information.

But I still don't know if garlic stalks are regarded as green or brown with respect to composting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it actually matter? They can be thrown into the compost heap as per the article.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say it matters because it is important to get the correct balance of brown to green and I have a lot of garlic up to 1/12 of a acre.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that quantity makes a difference, I presumed it was just a few stalks. Can you define your understanding of brown and green.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.thespruce.com/composting-greens-and-browns-2539485

Browns add carbon
Greens add nitrogen, the main fuel for the compost.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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