Can You Compost Rhubarb Leaves – How To Compost Rhubarb Leaves

By Amy Grant Love your rhubarb? Then you probably grow your own. If so, then you probably know that while the stalks are edible, the leaves are poisonous. So what happens if you put rhubarb leaves in compost piles? Is composting rhubarb leaves okay? Read on to find out if you can compost rhubarb leaves and if so, how to compost rhubarb leaves. Can You Compost Rhubarb Leaves? Rhubarb resides in the genus Rheum, in the family Polygonaceae and is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows from short, thick rhizomes. It is easily identified by its large, triangular leaves and long, fleshy petioles or stalks that are green at first, gradually turning a striking red in color. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable that is primarily grown and used as a fruit in pies, sauces and other desserts. Also referred to as the “Pie Plant,” rhubarb contains vitamin A, potassium and


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