- Mar 20, 2009
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- Southeast Louisiana Zone 9A
According to everything I've read and the class I took on composting, piles that are 140 or higher for a week or so will kill the seeds. Is that not the case? My piles were all in the 145-160 range for at least a month.
It will kill the seeds in the hot portion of the pile but seeds outside the hot part won't get cooked. That's one reason to turn it, get as many seeds as you can in that hot portion but it is really hard to get them all unless you are using a barrel composter.