Can ginger be composted?

QUESTION: Can ginger be composted?

ANSWER: In small amounts, ginger is okay to add to compost, however, there are a couple of reasons why adding ginger to your compost isn’t such a great idea if you have a large amount of it. First, the outer layer is woody and takes a long time to break down in compost. Secondly, worms tend to avoid spicy or flavorful foods such as garlic, onions, and ginger, so adding ginger can slow down the decomposition process of your compost significantly. Lastly, adding ginger to your compost pile can create unpleasant odors. So, though it is safe to add small amounts of ginger to your compost, you are better off replanting your ginger or using it to make a delicious broth.

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