I've got a bit of the kikuyu grass
as well as other weeds in my lawn. The council planted it as the common
nature strip grass and some of it has gotten into my garden.
They grow very quickly - and are very resilient. I've been weeding them out-
and throwing them into the rubbish bins.
But can I put it into my compost bin- or will the grass roots survive and
grow again? How can I make sure that the weeds' roots, runners, and their
seeds rot - and don't grow again.
My old gardener was simply in favor of throwing them away - as the laws here
now prohibit open fires which meant he couldn't burn the old weeds.
The easiest way to make sure the weed seeds rot in the compost bin is to
cut or pull the weeds before the seeds are anywhere near mature. And
then put the top of the plants in the compost immediately.
Roots/runners should be left out in the sun for several days until they
are quite dried up, then composted.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
I have three plies somewhat active. I¹d hazard a guess anything added
to planting areas are a few years old. The weeds may grow but the
competition weed out the weeds in my piles.
Delusional Bill whose Dad says add more lime.
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