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Questions About Skunk Cabbage Plant

Asked by
Sharoneffiebucly on
August 6, 2019
Haida gwaii

Q. Can skunk cabbage be put in my compost.

I live in Haida Gwaii where there is lots of skunk cabbage.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 7, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I am finding mixed information on composting these plants. It would seem that if you did not intend to consume the plant using this compost, then it can be done if composted properly, since it is poisonous.

If you do intend to use this compost on edible plants, then I would not recommend composting it at all. Burn, or dispose of the plants in a manner in which it will not leech into waterways, or water supply.

This article will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/skunk-cabbage/skunk-cabbage-facts.htm

This article will help you to compost properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/skunk-cabbage/skunk-cabbage-facts.htm

This collection of articles will give you information on ingredients for good compost: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/category/composting/ingredients

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