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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?

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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!

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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

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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

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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).

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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?

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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!

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Post  Monet on 4/16/2012, 3:03 pm

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


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