Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 9:32 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 8:20 am

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:42 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:36 am

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Kate888 Today at 7:26 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:31 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising 2/19/2018, 6:24 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 2:58 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2018, 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Go down

NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Post  crs on 6/9/2012, 11:26 am

My b-i-l mentioned salmonella. affraid I just got a pick up load of alpaca poo for my compost because it is not going well and i put some around 4 tomato plants that are just not doing good. I don't think it's very fresh but don't know much about it. Was so very excited bounce about it and now I am wondering...should I be concerned? pale The lady i got it from tills it into her garden doesn't compost and she sells it so I am going to assume it is ok today. Any thoughts? I have it sitting in a pile to use in the future is that wrong ? Can it get salmonella from something I do or don't do? Sad
avatar
crs

Posts : 65
Join date : 2012-05-05
Location : West Central MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Post  Mamachibi on 6/9/2012, 11:45 am

avatar
Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Post  littlejo on 6/9/2012, 1:06 pm

Just be sure to wash hands well. salmonela comes from all kinds of stuff, eggs, chicken, manures from animals, etc. Cooking well and keeping hands out of mouth helps, and most folks won't even get sick from salmonela.

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1557
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Post  Turan on 6/9/2012, 1:15 pm

Do a google search on Organic standards for compost. They are pdf files and my computer is feeling slow and wobbly just now.

What I remember from various sources..... salmonella is mostly a concern with caged poultry manures, not herbivores like alpacas and not even free range chickens like my hens running around the yard. E. coli strains that harm people are a result of feedlot management and more a problem of manures (and animals) from such an environment. Not alpacas in general (alpacas have an amazing digestive system that is extremely thorough, this is why it is not hot (high N) before composting) and not animals raised on pastures.

Basic standard for composting manures is 3 days in the pile above 130 degrees. and ummm,,,,, 90 days curing for crops grown in it that you eat the fruit of (like peas or melons) and 120 days for crops that you eat the part touching the soil (radishes and potatoes).

The food scares have been from wash waters getting contaminated, not manures in the fields. Same sort of thing as when you get food poisoning at a resturaunt. Its not hte food it is the processing.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2334
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEVER EVER crossed my mind until...

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum