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Mint leaves in compost?

Discussion in 'Composting & Soil Building' started by dogchickmama, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Aug 17, 2017
    dogchickmama

    dogchickmama Leafing Out

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to this website. I had a quick question. I just harvested some mint from the garden, I picked off all the leaves that I didn't want, and took off any flowers I saw. I threw away the flowers/seeds, but was wondering if I can put the leaves that I picked off in my compost pile?
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Aug 17, 2017
    Nyboy

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    Welcome if compost pile is done right the heat should kill ANY seeds
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    I'd put the leaves and stems in there but avoid the seeds. If you have a tumbler composter you might be able to kill all the seeds but in a compost pile you never get all of them.
     
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  4. Aug 18, 2017
    dogchickmama

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    Thank you Ridgrunner. I put the leaves and stems in. Never made a compost pile before, so I'm kind of just feeling my way through right now.

    Thank you Nyboy, This is my first time making a compost pile so not sure how good it will be. LOL!
     
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    Nyboy

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    My compost pile is just a pile in the woods. Takes a lot longer, but no work.
     

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