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Can I Compost Broad (fava) bean pods?

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broad-bean-podsYes, you can compost broad (fava) bean pods.

Though the pods may seem pretty tough compared to more edible bean pods (like runner beans), they will still compost down quickly.

If you’re adding them in great quantities, try to include some “browns” (such as dried leaves, newspaper or straw) at the same time to keep the heap balanced.

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  1. Thank you for this short article. I was not sure about using the Dave pods to compost.

  2. I have ‘rust on broad bean leaves. I have binned the leaves and stalks which cannot be composted. Can I compost the pods after picking out the beans?

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