Can dried tumble weeds be added to the compost bin?

Asked April 22, 2015, 10:41 AM EDT

Can dried tumble weeds be added to the compost bin?

New Mexico

1 Response

Tumbleweeds can be composted, however their seeds may still be viable even after the composting process. Any compost that contains tumbleweed seeds (usually kochia) may have to be used carefully in areas where you don't mind having tumbleweeds. Composting tumbleweeds separately from your usual compost pile may be a way to utilize this plant, since you can control the composting process and perhaps decompose the seeds to make them less viable.