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I want to purchase a shredder/mulcher that will shred my garden vegetable plants such as large tomato and pepper plants. Is there such a shredder?



Yes, but be aware that most shredders work best with a mixture of soft stuff such as you mention and more woody material.

4 Oct, 2012


I have a shredder with the blade on a horezontal spindle, as in a planing machine. It is magic for shredding woody material but it doesn't like soft stalks or leafy material.

4 Oct, 2012


Yes, mine gets clogged up if softer material is added. Try laying the soft stuff on the lawn and 'lawn mower' it, then add to the compost heap.

5 Oct, 2012


I do that with autumn leaves and use them for winter mulch - not tried it for bigger stuff.

5 Oct, 2012


Just be sure you get one that is right for you and your Shreddies. I had one once and it kept clogging and it did not work very well. They can be very tempermental. And one of the reasons, I assume, is less work. So cleaning out the thing was more work!

15 Oct, 2012

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