Potato Compost - Knowledgebase Question

Center Valley, PA
Question by BH4R2GIRLS
March 12, 1999
I would like to use my potato peels and pieces of potato for compost however some of the potatos have brown spots inside. Will these hurt the soil and cause a disease when they decompose?


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 1999

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It is possible that they could still cause a problem even though they have been through your composting process. Since most home piles do not heat up as far as they really should, it is a good idea not to add any diseased material to the mix just to be on the safe side.

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