Can I Compost Lettuce and salad leaves?(From the Vegetables category | No comments yet - start the conversation)
Yes, you can compost lettuce and other salad leaves.
Because they’ve got a high water content and usually haven’t grown for longer enough to get tough or woody, salad leaves compost down incredibly quickly – as you’ll know if you’ve left any in your crisper drawer for slightly too long.
They won’t add a lot of bulk to your compost heap but they’ll help add extra moisture – if you’ve got a lot to get rid of, stir them in alongside some dry browns (like newspaper, egg boxes or sawdust) to stop the heap turning into a sludgy mess.
But be careful if the salad is covered in lots of dressing or the like – the oils or fats in the dressing may attract rats or other animals to your compost heap.