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Composting Seed Heads

Is it OK to add flower and grass stems with seed heads to the compost heap?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I don't put pernicious weeds in the compost bin, but I do put seed heads from my perennials and annuals in.
    Most  seedheads from desirable plants are 'done' anyway here by the time I cut them back, because they tend to rot on the plants due to our weather. It's quite difficult to save seed because of that. In drier areas, it's easier. 
    I don't really have grass seed heads though. The grass is cut often enough so it doesn't happen. If you mean ornamental grasses, I put those in the compost bin.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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