We’d always read NOT to do this but yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are putting weeds in the compost!
Dead weeds, grass, and marigold trimmings from the community garden. Nothing is wasted. We fill brown commissary bags with garden refuse and load up the car. My other half usually runs over the weeds with the lawn mower so that they’ll break down quicker, but for some reason, we didn’t do that here.
The compost gets so hot, it kills the weeds. I’ve even put seeds in, and except for the occasional sprout from (maybe cucumber seeds?) everything is good to go!
- How to Compost in 14 days: (praxisbioarquitectura.wordpress.com)
- The Healthy Garden Composting made easy and clean and not smelly (theinsider.retailmenot.com)
- Gardening Journal: Killing Weed Seeds and Bugs in Compost (katienormalgirl.com)