How to Compost Cherry Seeds


Compost is used in gardens to add nutrients to the soil. It's typically made up of soft organic material such as fruit, vegetables, grass and leaves. Hard organic matter, such as cherry seeds, can also be turned to compost, but it can take several years for them to break down. If you have an abundance of cherry seeds and want to use them for compost, you can help speed up the process by breaking down the structure of the seeds. While this may sound difficult, it's almost as easy as boiling water.

Step 1

Put the cherry seeds in a pot. Cover the seeds with at least 1 inch of water.

Step 2

Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Let the water boil for 45 minutes or until the seeds split open.

Step 3

Pour the water and seeds in a food processor or blender. Blend on high speed until the mixture has a pulpy consistency.

Step 4

Pour the mixture directly on the compost pile.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Cherry seeds
  • Water
  • Stove
  • Food processor


  • Composting
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