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Post  landarch on 4/18/2012, 10:07 pm

Went fishing last week...and now I have about 5 small bass buried in one of my compost piles, covered with a healthy layer of grass clippings. The smell is hardly noticeable and it's been about a 2 weeks.

Has anyone else gone old school and tried this before?

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/18/2012, 10:16 pm

@landarch wrote:Went fishing last week...and now I have about 5 small bass buried in one of my compost piles, covered with a healthy layer of grass clippings. The smell is hardly noticeable and it's been about a 2 weeks.

Has anyone else gone old school and tried this before?

You might not smell it now but I can almost guarantee you that you'll smell it when you turn the compost.
Last October/November I got 2 five gallon buckets of fish scraps from a local trout hatchery to add to my compost bin. A few weeks afterwards, I turned it and added more stuff(rabbit manure, alpaca manure, and shredded leaves) and wow....did that ever stink.

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Post  camprn on 4/18/2012, 10:16 pm

Yup, fish parts always go in the compost pile at this house. Very Happy

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Post  plantoid on 4/19/2012, 6:46 am

Of all seafish & rottable shell fish waste I've caught I've put the waste into the compost bin as well as some fish counter waste I occasionaly get hold of .

Don't add it in all one go / make up small bags , seal and deep freeze them .

Once you have a four inch layer on the heap add a coupes of small bags it when thawed and to the hole .. that way the stink is much reduced and the fish is better spread in the compost pile .

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/19/2012, 7:19 am

[quote="Don't add it in all one go / make up small bags , seal and deep freeze them .

Once you have a four inch layer on the heap add a coupes of small bags it when thawed and to the hole .. that way the stink is much reduced and the fish is better spread in the compost pile .[/quote]

How does that keep the stink down??

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