Deanna M. Horton
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How can I dispose of Caster Bean plants without causing a ricin out break?

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

My friend gave me a caster bean plant last spring and I loved it but I don't know how to get rid of the bean pods or the plants without killing off the population of the small town I live in. LOL. Is it save to burn them or throw them in the garbage. I don't know how to dispose of them. I keep hearing how poisonous they are but no one can tell me how to dispose of them safely or if it really isn't a big deal. The olant froze lastnight and it is time to do my fall clean up and I could really use… Continue

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At 8:52am on October 30, 2010, Diane said…
I think you can compost or throw them away-- I heard about a doctor that tried to kill her husband with them, but she was grinding them into his food.
I have searched through most of this list and have found only 2 Utahns on it so far. I live in Logan.

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