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Composting- What leaves NOT to put in compost

Post  sanderson on 6/3/2013, 1:12 pm

Is there a list of leaves NOT to put in compost. Or, a list of leaves that are good to put in compost?

I have the following leaves available at my house: Chinese Pistachio, Photinia, Star Jasmine, Podacarpus, Bay Leaf and Xylosma.

Does it matter whether they are still green because I pruned a branch or are brownish because they fell off the tree?

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/3/2013, 1:16 pm

I am not sure about the list of types but I do think they are better to be put in brown rather than green!
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/3/2013, 6:03 pm

Do NOT put black walnut leaves/parts in your compost. The black walnut tree (leaves, roots, hulls, etc) contain a compound that will stunt/kill your garden veggies. For more info, search the forum for posts by member UnderTheBlackWalnut.

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Post  Unmutual on 6/3/2013, 11:01 pm

Bay leaves can repel some insects, so you might want to experiment/research it instead of just piling it in your compost.

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Post  mschaef on 6/4/2013, 1:55 pm

I believe that what you have will do great in the compost pile. Just wait til they turn bown/ dry out a bit before adding them or it will take longer for them to brake down.
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