Is Lily folliage safe to compost?
I am new this year to composting, and am not sure what I can all add to my compost pile this fall. My lilies all looked oK disease wise - but I'm still not sure if I can put them in the compost pile or not. I know I can't put in peony folliage or anything that has had powdery mildew on it - but are there any other rules (besides weeds) that I should know?
I learned the hard way this fall that I need to make sure that I turn my pile regularily and keep it moist. I surprised myself one day when I went to wet the pile and turn it when 4 baby mice jumped out at me! I ended up catching 7 mice (4 babies, 3 adults) and destroyed the nest that was in the compost pile. I think part of my problem was that they are starting to develop the subdivision just to the north of us (2 houses north of us) and they just cleared a whole field.
Any tips that people have are most welcome!