By Reena Nerbas, For Canwest News ServiceSeptember 9, 2009
Q: Can dandelions be composted?-- Gertha
A: Decomposing dandelions provide mineral-rich composted matter and nitrogen to the soil. If you add fresh dandelions to the top of your compost pile, you'll notice a formation of puffy white seeds, so turn the pile regularly. This will force dandelions to the centre of the pile, where they break down in temperatures above 55 C for several days, and do not survive as seeds.