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Can I Compost Chillis?

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chilliYes, you can compost chillis.

Because they require such a warm climate for germination/growing on, the seeds are unlikely to grow into new plants in compost heaps in the UK but you can scoop them out before composting to save for growing on elsewhere (such as in a greenhouse or on a sunny window sill).

Fresh chilli peppers are “greens“: if you’ve got a LOT, add alongside carbon-based matter to keep the compost balanced.


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