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I’m very new here, I will post an intro soonish, but It’s a cold afternoon here in front of the fire and I’ve demolished a bag of salted pistashios. Can I put the shells on the garden?
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Hi jennyf, I’m pretty new too so :wave:
As far as I know you can, I’ve put them in the compost before and have never had any probs :tup:
Many of us are putting Pistachio shells in our worm/compost bin with the rest of the kitchen waste. They won’t break sown quickly, but they aren’t big enough to be a nuisance in the output. We have used cocoa shell mulch in the past, and we wondering whether pistachio shells might also be useful as mulch.Some of our friends suggested that they would be fine, But we must spend a fortune on pistachios.
My only concern would be the residual salt content, but I suppose you could wash them before composting – no? Also, crushing them a bit before composting would increase the surface area, which is where the soil flora and fauna operate to break things down.
And in a similar vein to what the others have said, nearly anything (of a natural organic based origin) in moderation is fine for the garden. Just make sure you spread it evenly 🙂
Good luck, and looking forward to your intro :wave:
I’m told that asparagus appreciates a little salt, so that would be a good place maybe.
First thought was the potato bed and hope to grow salted chips 🙂
@ Marigold : :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Pistachio flavoured salted chips maybe. 😆
Salting fields was a ancient way to ruin farm lands – so moderation is important.