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By Aliwya

Bridgend, United Kingdom Gb

please can anybody tell me whether we can put the runner bean plants (or whats left of them) into the compost bin, minus the roots of course? :o)



you can put it all in the bin. i tend to dig the roots in because of the nitrogen rich nodules but they will also compost.

20 Sep, 2009


We cut the beans (all types) off just above the ground and leave the roots in the ground until we next cultivate it. The rest goes into the compost bin.

20 Sep, 2009


Cheers both thats great, we were'nt sure if it would take root in there (we are new to gardening & composting) thanks xx

20 Sep, 2009


Aliwya, the roots can be composted with the top of the beans but they do more good if left in the ground.

20 Sep, 2009


thanks bulbaholic, i'll let dan know, the compost seems to be his baby at the mo. ali :o)

20 Sep, 2009

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