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Q.Eating squash from old seeds sprouting in compost pile

Zone Phoenixville, Pa.,19460 | Tstonorov added on September 13, 2017 | Answered

We have been eating our volunteer squash from our compost pile for years.
Then a friend saw this and warned us that it was very dangerous to do so .
Is there any truth in this warning? What might be wrong with the plants and veggies?
I can’t find anything written about it.
Thank you for your help!
Tasha Stonorov

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Answered on September 13, 2017

I have done this many times with no ill effect! This is safe and many people plant directly into their piles on purpose.

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