Can I add weeds to my compost?

Q.

Hello, can I add weeds to my compost?

John Stevenson

A.

Hi John

A cautious yes, depending upon what sort of weeds are being added. I wouldn’t add invasive weeds especially as the compost would need to get to a very high temperature to “cook” the weeds or weed seeds so that they don’t regenerate. Heat is what is required in the compost heap to kill off weed seed and invasive weeds, if your compost isn’t generating enough heat, then don’t add weeds.

Thanks, Tui Team 

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