Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Is it littering to drop an apple core in a garden?


Bonnie said...

Probably. I know I wouldn't be thrilled to find apple cores, orange peel or banana skins in my garden.

Yes, they do break down, but until they do they're unsightly and can attract mice and cockroaches.

Ben McLaughlin said...

what if you slipped it behind a hedge, where nobody would see it, and it would break down in its own time? And it wasn't in a residential property?

Purely hypothetical, of course.

Pedro said...

As far as i'm concerned brethra, if it came from mother earth, its fine to put back. compost etc. is the best thing for gardens and is absorbed quickly and effectively into to the environment. birds can hava a pick, insects etc...all part of a natural circle of life. (cue lion king theme music!)
In fact, we now have a little family of possums living on our balcony behind the BBQ....cute little fellas...keep ALL the cockies and insects away.
We just invited them with an apple core.

beth said...

I agree with Pedro...what's left of your apple will support some small critters and be nourishment until it's all gone. I've done that with banana peels, but am usually aiming for the side of the road while driving down it. :) End up with them in the bed of the truck all the time when my aims off.

Ben McLaughlin said...

agreed. hakuna matada!