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Composting Straw?

Is straw good or OK for adding to compost piles?

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April 1, 20190 found this helpful
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You can use it as long as it is clean. So no pesticides, no animal waste, no other chemicals, and the baling wire is not included. Happy gardening!

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I agree that straw should not be mixed with carnivorous animals wastes but otherwise farmers from all times an all countries used to make a pile in the middle of the yard of the farm of what was not yet called "compost" but just manure. It was 100 % made of the litters of their animals : horses, cows, sheep, hens, rabbits, pigs etc, and of course it was straw mixed with animals wastes and it was at the time the only fertilizer they could use.

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it worked well and animal wastes are still used today. Check on some of the fertilizers which are sold today, among the ingredients you will often see : organic urea or simply urea. What do you think it is ?

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April 1, 20190 found this helpful

Yes, it is OK to add to the compost pile, as long as pesticides were not applied.

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