Can I Compost Cauliflowers?(From the Vegetables category | No comments yet - start the conversation)
Yes, you can compost cauliflowers.
Break the head up into smaller chunks if you want it to rot down quickly; the leaves rot down quickly anyway.
That said, you can of course eat the leaves rather than throwing them into your compost heap – the tips of the leaves are a bit like cabbage (unsurprisingly, since they’re from the same veg family) while the stems can be sliced thinly and stir-fried (like broccoli stems). If you don’t fancy eating them yourself, chickens and small animals like rabbits love them as a tasty green treat.
Cauliflowers & their leaves are “greens“: if you’ve got a LOT, add alongside “browns” (like dried leaves or cardboard) to keep the compost heap balanced. (Balanced heaps will compost down faster.)