Weeds on the compost heap??????

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« on: June 28, 2007, 20:37 »
Hi all
Just back from the lottie before more rain.......... :cry:  :x
Just wondered - what is the concensus regarding putting weeds on the compost heap, is it a total no - no or is it ok?  I have just pulled lots of young weeds yet to form seed so are these ok to compost.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 20:40 »
Don't see a problem there, providing there's no perennial roots either.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 20:52 »
Yes, as DD says annual weeds are fine But NO perennials eg. bindweed mares tail couch grass (and I've got all those on my lottie  :(   )
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 21:22 »
Bung all the annual weeds on, seeded or not.  Dry out and drown perennial weeds before adding to the heap - it's all useful stuff and the bigger the heap the better the compost you will end up with.

The exception to this advice might be if you are tackling japanese knotweed which I have no experience of fortunately for me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 21:26 »
Thought I'd dug my Japanese Knotweed out, then it came backa bit so hit it with Clinic Ace.  Then it came back a bit further up the path through a crack, so yesterday it got the Clinic Ace treatment again!!!  But don't worry, its not near any other vegetation

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 21:34 »
all my weeds go on the heap,keep stiring the heap every few weeks and riddle the final compost no problems to report.
the only exception is the potato haulms they go in the fire bin heathy or not
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 22:26 »
I stick all weeds inthe bins too but not the roots of perennial weeds which I drown or dry(not this year though!)

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 22:30 »
the most important things with a compost heap is to make it as big as possible at least a metre square(3 pallets) and keep it covered and stir it up quite often

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 08:44 »
OK - thanks for all your help people  :D

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007, 08:50 »
Quote from: "shaun"
the most important things with a compost heap is to make it as big as possible at least a metre square(3 pallets) and keep it covered and stir it up quite often


ahh covered up... good thinking.. mine isn't

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2007, 09:12 »
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the most important things with a compost heap is to make it as big as possible at least a metre square(3 pallets)

I have read that comment a few times, so I guess I am doing the right thing by buying this one? :



I just thought it looked more pratical than that kind :


But it does make me wonder why the latter is the most popular though...
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2007, 10:11 »
PG - you can make the top one very easily and for free by wiring four pallets together  :D   Not quite as pretty, but just as effective!

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2007, 10:14 »
Quote from: "ytyynycefn"
PG - you can make the top one very easily and for free by wiring four pallets together  :D   Not quite as pretty, but just as effective!


Thats all I did..


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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2007, 10:14 »
Too late  :lol:

I am just a bit annoyed that there doesn't seem to be an opening at the bottom  :?

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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2007, 10:14 »
cancel the order..!!!!



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