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  • composting material

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    I was given a box of apples that are riddled with worm holes so badly that they are not usuable. Can I safely put them in my compost. I would not want to spread what has infected the apples. I do have an apple tree and I wouldn't want this to happen to it.

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    It if fine to compost the apples. Your compost pile should be hot enough that it would kill any pests or diseases.

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    E. Vinje


    The apples are perfectly fine to put in a composting system. Composters work with thermophilic bacteria that thrive in very high temperatures. These temperatures exceed the acceptable range for the worms, which kills both adults and eggs. Make sure to turn your pile often to ensure this process.

    Happy growing!

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