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Toxic plant clippings in compost?

Posted by austinchilepepper 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 19, 13 at 16:34

Hi All,

I have a ligustrum bush and some lantanas that grow pretty fast, and I had a lot of clippings.

I have read that ligustrum and lantanas are toxic. Is it safe to put those clippings into a compost bin to be used in a vegetable garden?


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RE: Toxic plant clippings in compost?

Absolutely safe.

RE: Toxic plant clippings in compost?

The toxicity that is refered to is if you were to eat those plant parts. In your compost they do not present a problem.

RE: Toxic plant clippings in compost?

Generally a good idea not to eat compost anyway. :-D

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