Are seeds of fruits and vegetables compostable? - Knowledgebase Question

Temple City, Ca
Question by johnsonsung
November 16, 2009
Can the seeds be included when putting the fruits and vegetables in the compost bin or should they be taken out? Thank you

Answer from NGA
November 16, 2009


Fruit and vegetable seeds are fine to include when you're composting. If your compost pile heats up sufficiently the seeds will not be viable. If your compost pile does not heat up properly, the seeds may sprout next spring. As long as you turn your compost to keep it cooking, seeds should not cause a problem. Best wishes with your compost!

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