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Can I Compost Locust Seed Pods?


October 22, 2016

I live in Corrales and am in the process of raking up a bunch of New Mexico locust seed pods (Robinia neomexicanus). Can I add them to my compost bin (cold composting) or will the seeds likely sprout (which I don't want)? Thanks for the good advice you provide.


Answer by JZ: The only way to be sure that they will not sprout is to put them thru a hot composting process. Alternatively, you could put them in a closed plastic bag with some water. Put the bag(s) in the sun, till the contents liquefy, then aerate them and add to cold pile.  Hope that is helpful.   John Z

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