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    Default Composting spuds?

    I don't put spuds (or peelings) into my compost any more - was forever having to pluck volunteer sppuds out of different beds...
    Anyhow, I'm now getting fed up of spuds blocking my watering can spouts (I chuck them in a weed bin/brew to rot - they don't always break down a great deal though it does seem to make 'em inert) when I dip-fill the cans from my weed barrel.
    Does anyone compost them without issue? If so - whaddayado?

    I think they'll most likely end up in the fire bin... Mrs B eats a lot of spuds (and buys even more)

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    I chop whole spuds through at least once if possible and they go in the lotty compost which gets hot (lucky to have a regular supply of rabbit poo). The dalek at home is full of worms, they love the peelings.
    Could you drown the spuds then compost them.

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    Best place for them - on the fire.
    Peel, drain and put on fire to "keep it in over night"


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    i am with you on this one. i am constantly digging them up. i have tried all sorts, even the chickens wont eat them anymore. so i am open to any ideas
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    Potato peelings here get cooked and fed to the chooks.

    You're not supposed to feed kitchen waste to chooks so I suggest you peel them and cook them outside


    Any rotten ones go into the green recycling bin and not into our compost. Just trying not to introduce/spread yet another disease into our soil
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    DP...we have 12 chooks. Some hate the peelings and others love them. Funny things eh??
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    ^^^^ mmm...deffo going to try that out
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