Parker County Master Gardener Association's

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 a.m. - Noon

 

Native Plants and Grasses, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Annuals, Roses, Shrubs...

Educational presentations on various topics.

Bring plant & gardening questions to “Ask a Master Gardener” table.

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office

604 N Main Street   Weatherford, Texas

Proceeds help fund horticultural educational and community projects in Parker Co.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

These are some of our ongoing projects:

Can noxious weeds such as henbit and chickweed be composted?

Yes, but care must be taken so the compost produced does not replant the weeds.

If I put weeds such as henbit and chickweed in a compost bin, it really needs to be covered with a layer of carbon material such as dead leaves. This will eliminate the seeds and spores from blowing. The compost pile at some point need to get to about 150° to kill off the seeds. Piles can easily reach this tempature if kept damp and turned occasionally.  A thorough composting in a hot system should kill most weed seeds.


Special Note: As a general rule, it would be best to not compost diseased plant materials because of the chance of re-infecting your garden.

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