Seed Compost

Seed Compost


Like dry leaves and grass clippings, seeds can be a great choice for composting purposes. If you have plenty of seeds to get rid of, you can add them into your compost to apply nutrients for your lovely garden. One of the most important things for making seed compost is to prevent the seeds from sprouting. Generally, if the compost pile is built well, put seeds into it can be a good choice to deal with unwanted seeds in your garden.


The first thing you need to do is build the compost pile. Some tree twigs or branches can be put on the bottom to increase the drainage abilities. Some compost layers should be added one by one, ideally alternatively using wet layers and dry layers. Some organic matters like manure should be mixed in the pile to facilitate the decomposition. In the first couple of days, you should water the compost pile regularly to keep it moist. You also need to turn on the compost pile for every week to quicken the decomposition process.

Then, it is time to add your seeds into the compost pile. You should put your seeds into a deep location to prevent them from growing. Otherwise, your compost pile will be covered with new sprouts soon. If you observe some new sprouts on the pile, turn on the pile using some tools like spades to mix the compost contents again to rebury the sprouts in the pile. Continue on this work until all your seeds are successfully composted.

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