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Can I Compost Peppers?

(From the Vegetables category | 2 comments - join the conversation)

peppersYes, you can compost peppers (aka bell peppers or capsicums) and they’ll rot down quickly.

If you grow your own veg, you can save the seed to grow yourself – though many supermarket-bought peppers are hybrids so won’t necessarily grow “true”.

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

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  1. If I have picked more than I need of hot peppers fresh from my garden, can I put them directly into the compost pile without worrying about their seed germinating in compost or in my garden when compost is ready? Or should I freeze them prior to composting.

  2. I’m pruning my bell peppers and eggplant. Can I put the leaves and stems in my compost?

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