Ferns and composting
My name is Sam and I'm from Wichita, KS. I want to save my mom's fern because it's browning and I know it needs to be pruned, which I plan on doing. My mom wants to throw it away, and since I have a soft spot for nature and plants, I want to try to save it before we have to let it go. I know enough about composting to feed plants, but I was wondering if it might be a good idea to include what I prune off of the fern in the compost I put into the soil. Will it benefit it? Will it harm it? Will it do nothing at all to benefit it? Please help me figure this out. I could really use the advice.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Avoid fertilizing the fern during the winter months.
Prune away any dead material.
Here are some great articles to help you care for the fern.