Author Topic: Composting courgettes  (Read 294 times)

newspud9

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Composting courgettes
« on: October 11, 2017, 22:38:25 »
I had a glut, and there must be 20+ large courgettes unpicked but now pretty inedible. I think they can go mushy pretty quickly so can I leave them where they are to rot down, or will it take too long.
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Re: Composting courgettes
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 05:37:06 »
It will not take long for them to rot particularly if you damage them and the frost gets to them.  Days rather than weeks.  You will be the hero of every vole for miles.   Some of the seeds might germinate again next year.  We used to have pigs on site and they would love them. 
I feel frustrated that I have so few butternut squash but so many oversized courgettes.

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Re: Composting courgettes
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 10:04:50 »
Chop them with a spade. Birds will love them, as will the little rodents. They will be gone in a matter of weeks.
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Re: Composting courgettes
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 12:59:20 »
Thanks for the replies. I duly hacked them this morning and left them to the elements.

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Re: Composting courgettes
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 12:59:20 »

 

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