30 Aug '11, 12pm

FYI for the gardeners, if you follow the basic rules, you'll be fine, but #compost can be poisonous to pets. Be safe!

This awesome infographic on which composting method is right for you proved a big hit, and videos on DIY compost tumblers and how to build a worm bin continue to generate thousands of views. The fact is that there are millions of enthusiastic composters out there, and millions more who just need a gentle push. So I am hoping this post does not put anyone off—but if you have pets or young children, you may want to take precautions to ensure their safety. On very rare occasions, a poorly managed compost heap can kill. The Ottawa Citizen has a Q&A on a letter from reader on the risk of poisoning to pets caused by compost . The prime moral of the story is not, of course, whether or not to compost—but rather how to do it right: Compost can be a source of dangerous pathogens, which can seriously harm or kill pets. Compost should not contain any dairy or food products (such as br...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/compost-can-kill-...

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