Question ...

Is it safe to shred bracken and add it to the compost bin? We have a lot of bracken which we normally just cut and left on the ground. It seems a bit of a waste.

Answer ...

Bracken makes a good compost ingredient - and you don't really need to shred it first. If you do, I suggest you make sure that you wear a dust mask to avoid inhaling the dust created. The spores have been found to be carcinogenic in mice.

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