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Can I Compost Monkey Grass ?

Posted by hhiii (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 28, 09 at 15:16

I would assume the cut monkey grass borders I have all over my yard will compost like grass?

This weekend I will need to cut it all back and I assume it will be a typical green like grass clippings but will be longer in length. My hot compost barrel isn't doing squat this winter so if I put in with leaved and it doesn't do much this winter will it turn on as the weather gets better or should i wait and start fresh in the spring.. I live in charlotte NC


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RE: Can I Compost Monkey Grass ?

  • Posted by careyj 7 Southern Maryland (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 29, 09 at 1:00

You can compost it. I would cut it up some first though. I have put ornamental grasses in mine but the thicker leaves take longer.

Carey


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RE: Can I Compost Monkey Grass ?

Since this is a plant material, and since this does not root from the leaves (that will be composted) you can compost them. If your composter is not working well that may be an indication that your C:N ratio is off or that the material is too wet or too dry. Even now, up here where the average temperature is running around 20 degrees, my compost is out there being digested so if all conditions are about right for the bacteria that digest what you put in then simply that it is winter does not mean you cannot compost.


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