<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/660/composting-rhurbarb-leaves en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: composting rhurbarb leaves]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/660/composting-rhurbarb-leaves?commentid=1952 Yes.  It is safe to compost rhubarb leaves.  The leaves contain oxalic acid which makes them toxic if eaten, but it will not effect the quality or safety of your compost.  Oxalates occur in low levels in numerous edible plants including spinach, sorrel and oxalis.  Oxalates also occur in many common house plants, such as philodendrine and peace lily, and makes them toxic to curious house-cats.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/660/composting-rhurbarb-leaves?commentid=1952 July 8, 2013