28. Feb, 2017

Toxic and Invasive Plants

I have added a new page to www.carryoncomposting.com   covering toxic and invasive plants. This includes poisonous leaves such as Rhubarb, and the myth that the leaves will poison your composting bin, the compost and all grow in it, together with irritant undesirable plants (not forgetting our useful friend  the stinging nettle) as well as plants such as Common Ragwort, Thistles, Docks. Hogwort and Japanese Knotweed 

While recognising that all living things can be composted given time  it is better that some are not just  in case  a piece of viable  root or a few seeds survive and are spread with the compost. 

More information on wood chip and sawdust etc will be follow soon.