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Can I Compost Cauliflowers?

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cauliflowerYes, 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.)

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