Thursday, September 17, 2009

Compost those dandelions, but use caution

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.
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1 comment:

  1. Breaking the root apart from the stem will prevent the plant from going to seed. The plants are full of valuable nutrients. Yum!