Is it safe to compost rhubarb leaves?

Asked May 29, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

Is it safe to compost rhubarb leaves?

Lucas County Ohio horticulture

1 Response

Yes you can. The leaves are high in Oxalic Acid and are, therefore, toxic to humans but, in the compost pile, the acid is either broken down into smaller molecules or simply diluted—hence, it is not toxic in the soil.

Please let me know if you would like additional information.

Thank you,
Mary C.