Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

Dear Intelectuals...

I have Hydropnic Tomato plants that produces an average of 5 cubic meter of pruned leaves and stems as waste. Every month or so I will be discarding 200 cubic meter of cocopeat (media used in the culture).
To date, I just dumped them in a remote slope. This I find as a total waste. Does anyone outthere knows of anyway to reprocess these waste whereby it can be reused for anything at all. Personally, I am an advocate of simple technology, nothing fancy please.

Thanking all of you in advance.

RE: What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

soil conditioner/mulch - like spent hops, spent mushroom compost
Compost - rotted green waste plus cocopeat waste
Worm farms - fresh green waste
Snail farms - fresh green waste
Biogas - ferment green waste to produce methane
Liquid fertilizer - steep green waste until you have a mineral and nutrient rich solution, and a fiber residue
Fuel blocks - compressed plant fiber.

RE: What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

Snail farms?? First time I am hearing that.
How do u do that? Any good link for more literature to read up?

RE: What do you do with your Plant (tomato) waste?

Thank you very much.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close