Rhubarb leaves

Vivien Reid asked 13 years ago

Can I put rhubarb leaves in my composter?I understand they are posionous to eat but does that change when they have rotted down with other garden waste? Many Thanks, VReid

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Rhubarb leaves contain quantities of oxalic acid which can be poisonous as it affects the blood, but it is an organic acid and breaks down when the leaves break down in compost, so there is no problem composting the leaves.