Many say weeds shouldn’t be thrown into the compost bin. Weeds have very resistant seeds, that can remain alive even above 65°C (or 149°F). Most composts get to only 45-50°C (°F), because of many factors, such as:
– Small size, warm composts need to be at least 1m3 (27 ft³).– Not enough green organic matter was mixed in, in relation to the brown organic matter added. You can fix this lack of Nitrogen in the mix by adding more of the greens or even add some urine (with a concentrated and readily available nitrogen).
–Not turning it over often enough. How often do you turn it over? Once a week or once a month?– The climate where you keep the compost is too dry, too wet, or too cold. This can set back the decomposing process in your compost
In order to succeed in composting weeds, the best thing to do is to observe the most common weeds in the location and learn how they look like in different life stages. Weed out as soon as you spot a weed in your garden, the sooner the better.
The weeds of your garden have functions in the ecosystems.1. Weeds are plants designed by Nature to regenerate soils. They like to grow especially in borders, eroded or poor soils, and besides trails and roads.2. Weeds are very resilient plants that prepare the soils for other more nutrient demanding plants in ecological succession.3. ...