All About Bracken

Our land is bracken infested. Initially we saw it as a problem but as time went on we came to understand that bracken, if handled correctly, can be very helpful for a number of applications. For our situation right now we will be using it for the following applications:-

  • Composting: Bracken is a versatile composting material that can be used 

Some facts about Braken


  • Bracken produces spores approximately once every 10 years
  • You will find the spores in a thin strip on the curled-over edge of the underside of the fronds


  • Pulling bracken can result in some nasty cuts. Wear gloves!

Great article – has everything about composting bracken…