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Drunken composting- turning grass to compost in two weeks

Post  has55 on 5/13/2014, 12:13 pm

drunken composting,grass to compost

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 5/13/2014, 12:46 pm

That was very interesting.  Unfortunately I don't have grass clippings as our lawn is bermuda grass and it will spread like an evil fog all over my garden if it were allowed in the compost pile, LOL!

However, I imagine you can use his super charge on anything so we'll give it a try!  Thanks for posting it.

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Post  Turan on 5/13/2014, 1:15 pm

Trying to think this out.  The ammonia is a high nitrogen blast and the coke adds a wallop of sugar.  Not sure what the beer does, he mentions yeast but that kind of beer does not have live yeast in it and it would be dead anyways after that ammonia blast.  Not sure why sugar would be a good additive for composting organisms.   I bet peeing on your compost pile is cheaper and easier source of nitrogen than diluting ammonia.  Or just sprinkle some blood meal.

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Re: Drunken composting- turning grass to compost in two weeks

Post  plantoid on 5/13/2014, 10:06 pm

Sugar is yeast food for natural wild yeasts , beer will have vitamin b in it which also helps yeasts grow . Beneficial composting bacteria will feed on the yeast and products of the yeasts as the materials break down . The ammonia gives nitrogen to also feed moulds , any gasses will evaporate  bacteria so no probs of ammonia sterilizing the heap .

He's just using a home made composting accelerator made from common liquids instead of a dry form of granular accelerator like fish blood & bone meal .
Bet it only works on full sugar drinks not diet or low aqlchol ones   Laughing 

 All he's doing with the grass is making four inches thick layere  .. which each will compress to  less than an 1/2 inch and covering it with other rot- able materials and adding four inches of ready made compost and then mixing it well  days later using his rototiller & then repeating it in another three days .
 
This is just like the aerobic composting method many of us use , though I reckon he'd be better doing his first roto tilling mixing /aeration at day 3 then two more aerates at day  6 & 9 by day 14 he'll have a far better product.

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Post  has55 on 5/15/2014, 12:22 am

@plantoid wrote:
Bet it only works on full sugar drinks not diet or low aqlchol ones   Laughing 

 yes he said only use regular sodas. no diet drinks.

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Post  plantoid on 5/15/2014, 11:02 am

Cor just reread my post and found several dyslexic errors but I can't edit them as the post has timed out . Ah-well never mind .

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