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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 10:38 pm    Post subject: ice pack gel "granules" Reply with quote
    

are they safe in the compost.

my instinct is food grade and water retaining should be ok

what do you think?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 20 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not quite sure what they are. I wouldn't think they would break down, so they will be with you for ever more, even if they don't do any harm. Make sure your feathered or furry friends don't eat them as I can't think they would do them any good.

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 20 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They won’t break down. You might not want them to tho. It’ll help your soil hold water.
It’s sodium polyacrylate I think.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_polyacrylate

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 20 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

thanks, i thought they looked very like the water retaining gel stuff sold for containers and pots

a new box with added damp

polystyrene fish boxes are ace as planters, re used, light, and they last quite a few years if handled with care(dont pull them by an edge when they are wet )

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