Violet Rhizomes – Prevent Them From Growing In Compost Pile

Q: I’ve dug up violet rhizomes and now have a 5-gallon bucketful that I want to compost but I want to prevent them from growing in there. Any ideas?

A: I would not put them on a compost pile without first putting them through a kitchen blender …but I don’t think that’s a practical answer. If you don’t want violets in your landscape, don’t put the roots in the compost pile. Get rid of them completely.

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