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“gin trash” for vegetable gardens

BCconsultant added on March 12, 2012 | Answered

Is cotton trash "gin trash" really good for vegetable gardens in Houston?

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    Heather
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    Answered on March 18, 2012

    Gin trash is a plant byproduct, so it can be composted. The trick is getting it to compost. This article can help with that: http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/nsdl/scasc/Proceedings/1998/Gordon_b.pdf

    There has also been some success with it as a mulch, but normally it needs to be processed to be mulch.

    Raw, it can cause drainage issues and can be unsightly. But many gardeners report that if mixed properly into the soil, it is a very good amendment.

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