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