Jray8
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Compost or waste?

So I have this really overgrown bed next to my house that I'm clearing out. Is this weedy mess compostable or should I keep these weeds away from my garden compost?
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Compost or waste?

Lovely stuff for your compost pile! :)
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Re: Compost or waste?

The only reason not to compost weeds is if they are loaded with seeds that my survive and sprout, or they spread by roots, like mint or Bermuda grass. That stuff looks dandy.
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Re: Compost or waste?

Agreed! Even if (probably later in the season) some weeds get by you and set seeds (always try to pull them before that), if the seeds are in seed heads or fairly contained, you could just cut the seed heads off and trash them and compost all the rest.
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