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I was cleaning out the garage last weekend and found a couple bags of old potting soil the prior owners left behind. However, when I opened it up it was filled with fungus, bugs, and other nasty stuff. What's the best way to dispose of this (other than by catapult)? Given the bugs and fungus, is it safe to dump it in my composter? Can I safely mix it into my veggie planter box soil? Trash can it?

 

Thanks in advance.

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I was cleaning out the garage last weekend and found a couple bags of old potting soil the prior owners left behind. However, when I opened it up it was filled with fungus, bugs, and other nasty stuff. What's the best way to dispose of this (other than by catapult)? Given the bugs and fungus, is it safe to dump it in my composter? Can I safely mix it into my veggie planter box soil? Trash can it?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Spread it out over the cracked linoleum floor...two birds with one stone! :D

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I was cleaning out the garage last weekend and found a couple bags of old potting soil the prior owners left behind. However, when I opened it up it was filled with fungus, bugs, and other nasty stuff. What's the best way to dispose of this (other than by catapult)? Given the bugs and fungus, is it safe to dump it in my composter? Can I safely mix it into my veggie planter box soil? Trash can it?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

should be fine in the composter.. the heat in there will kill any bugs or fungus...

 

be sure to check for psilocybin mushrooms .. if there are any send the fresh to me... :D

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If you have a yard refuse collection weekly, put it out for them - may need to slip the guy $10 to take it.

 

Alternatively, drive around until you find a dumpster, then heave it in there.

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Pour it inside an old sock that you can hide inside the leg of your pants... then each time you go to take a walk, pull a string that will dump the dirt out onto the ground, and just kick it so that it mixes in with the rest of the dirt.

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The problem with putting it in the composter is that you'll need to make sure that it makes up a very small percentage of the total amount. Dirt doesn't compost so it will really slow things down unless there's a bunch of "compostable" matter.

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The problem with putting it in the composter is that you'll need to make sure that it makes up a very small percentage of the total amount. Dirt doesn't compost so it will really slow things down unless there's a bunch of "compostable" matter.

 

It'd probably be in the neighborhood of 25% of the organic material in the composter.

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Pour it inside an old sock that you can hide inside the leg of your pants... then each time you go to take a walk, pull a string that will dump the dirt out onto the ground, and just kick it so that it mixes in with the rest of the dirt.

 

 

When did the Nazis take Yo Mama a prisoner of war? :D

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When did the Nazis take Yo Mama a prisoner of war? :D

 

When I saw that recommendation I thought to myself: "I'm gonna need Charles Bronson to pull this mission off."

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should be fine in the composter.. the heat in there will kill any bugs or fungus...

 

 

Just add half a bag at a time - it'll be a fine contribution to compost.

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