Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 9:47 am

» Healthy Meals
by trolleydriver Today at 9:42 am

» New England July 2017
by hammock gal Today at 8:51 am

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz Today at 8:49 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Today at 6:47 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:47 am

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz Yesterday at 11:48 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:25 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by july541 Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» What I've learned this year
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:21 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 7:11 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:28 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 10:48 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:23 am

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB Yesterday at 8:23 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:33 am

» Spots on rosemary/marigolds
by AlwaysHotinFL 7/19/2017, 5:27 pm

» applying square foot gardening to container gardening! help!
by CapeCoddess 7/19/2017, 4:50 pm

» Turnips
by CapeCoddess 7/19/2017, 2:59 pm

» Squash vine Borers!!
by Scorpio Rising 7/18/2017, 9:56 pm

» Solar panels
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:34 pm

» Spiders! (Warning, arachnophobes: Photos)
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

composting plain cooked rice??

View previous topic View next topic Go down

composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Monet on 4/14/2012, 2:10 pm

Can you compost any cooked vegetables or rice if they have been cooked in only water and not had anything added to them?
avatar
Monet

Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-03-14
Location : Memphis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 2:23 pm

@Monet wrote:Can you compost any cooked vegetables or rice if they have been cooked in only water and not had anything added to them?
Most certainly, toss it in!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/14/2012, 8:30 pm

@Monet wrote:Can you compost any cooked vegetables or rice if they have been cooked in only water and not had anything added to them?

Even if the veggies or rice has stuff like butter and salt in it, just rinse it really well and you can toss that in too.
After eating corn-on-the-cob several times last year, I would rinse the butter and salt off them and toss them into the compost.
As a matter of fact, when I forked around my compost 2 weeks ago, I didn't see one cob. What a Face
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 8:37 pm

I don't even bother rinsing it as my water is pretty expensive right now. Seriously, if it's not meat, bones, animal fat or plastic, into the compost bin it goes. What a Face

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Unmutual on 4/14/2012, 9:16 pm

I compost cooked rice, but I don't add any salt to it for cooking either(not that the amount of salt normally added would make that much of a difference after sitting through some rains). I don't compost any cooked veggies because there are never any left over to cook! But if there were, then I would(unless I added cheese to it, like broccoli or cauliflower...mmm..cauliflower with a good cheese sauce sounds good right now).

Unmutual

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 396
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 45
Location : Greater New Orleans Area Westbank(Zone 9b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/14/2012, 10:25 pm

@camprn wrote:I don't even bother rinsing it as my water is pretty expensive right now. Seriously, if it's not meat, bones, animal fat or plastic, into the compost bin it goes. What a Face

You'd compost a butter-soaked corncob?
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 10:27 pm

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@camprn wrote:I don't even bother rinsing it as my water is pretty expensive right now. Seriously, if it's not meat, bones, animal fat or plastic, into the compost bin it goes. What a Face

You'd compost a butter-soaked corncob?
Yup, in a jiffy!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/14/2012, 10:29 pm

@camprn wrote:
@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@camprn wrote:I don't even bother rinsing it as my water is pretty expensive right now. Seriously, if it's not meat, bones, animal fat or plastic, into the compost bin it goes. What a Face

You'd compost a butter-soaked corncob?
Yup, in a jiffy!

Well I always just assumed that the butter would have to be rinsed. Interesting What a Face
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  givvmistamps on 4/14/2012, 11:01 pm

I would, too, if it's encircled and there aren't any raccoons around...or if I had attached the thing to the ground somehow.
avatar
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 46
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  cheyannarach on 4/14/2012, 11:03 pm

Corn cobs are not usually butter soaked because you have eaten most of it off.
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/14/2012, 11:06 pm

@cheyannarach wrote:Corn cobs are not usually butter soaked because you have eaten most of it off.

butter soaked or not, there's still butter on it. What a Face
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  cheyannarach on 4/15/2012, 12:59 am

Not really Too Tall Tomatoes, the saliva left on the corn cobs after eating them with break down most of what's left on a corn cob.
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  cheyannarach on 4/15/2012, 1:00 am

I'm with Camprn, throw it in the pile!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  TN_GARDENER on 4/15/2012, 8:58 am

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@cheyannarach wrote:Corn cobs are not usually butter soaked because you have eaten most of it off.

butter soaked or not, there's still butter on it. What a Face

Sure, but with a nice sized pile, I can't imagine the little bit of butter is going to have much affect.

TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  camprn on 4/15/2012, 9:00 am

I do actually put spoiled milk and cheese rinds into the compost, no problems and it adds calcium. Good for the teeth What a Face

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/15/2012, 9:29 am

@TN_GARDENER wrote:
@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@cheyannarach wrote:Corn cobs are not usually butter soaked because you have eaten most of it off.

butter soaked or not, there's still butter on it. What a Face

Sure, but with a nice sized pile, I can't imagine the little bit of butter is going to have much affect.


I can't imagine bits of butter having any effect either. I just rinsed the cob off just because. Like I said before, my pile must've been cooking along great because the last time I tossed it around, there was not one corn cob to be found.

And camprn, I would imagine that if you bury dairy products under a lot of manure, no animal is going to smell it.
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Lindacol on 4/15/2012, 11:12 am

@camprn wrote:I do actually put spoiled milk and cheese rinds into the compost, no problems and it adds calcium. Good for the teeth What a Face



Me too. In fact in the summer when I have to water the pile I use extra goat milk sometimes to water it. Saves water and adds calcium. My dogs can't get into my pile and they keep everything else away.
avatar
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Monet on 4/16/2012, 3:03 pm

Thanks to all of you...in it went!!!

avatar
Monet

Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-03-14
Location : Memphis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: composting plain cooked rice??

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum