Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 10:05 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2016
by Kelejan Today at 9:59 pm

» N&C Midwest: September 2016
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:41 pm

» In between
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:33 pm

» What's a good type of lettuce to try for some one who doesn't like lettuce?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:25 pm

» Plantoid' s going into hospital ....
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:21 pm

» Hello from San Antonio, Tx.
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:16 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Kelejan Today at 2:52 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by sanderson Today at 11:26 am

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by trolleydriver Today at 11:03 am

» newbeone
by Cajun Cappy Today at 8:59 am

» The Research Journey:free-The Gardener’s Guide TO PERFECT GARDEN SOIL
by has55 Today at 6:40 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson Today at 2:57 am

» The SFG Journey-Cover crops
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Oh no! My hibiscus moscheutos plant has some roots exposed!
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 8:12 pm

» New England September 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:57 pm

» Compost
by camprn Yesterday at 8:13 am

» Hand Pollination ?
by camprn Yesterday at 8:11 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by Scorpio Rising 9/26/2016, 8:33 pm

» The Research Journey:SELF-WATERING SALAD GARDEN COURSE
by has55 9/26/2016, 6:58 pm

» Admin back! Classic cars
by AtlantaMarie 9/26/2016, 5:38 pm

» Kale & Parsnip Question
by countrynaturals 9/26/2016, 3:09 pm

» compost thermometer
by sanderson 9/26/2016, 1:58 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 9/26/2016, 12:37 pm

» EXPERIMENT: Tomatoes to Powder
by trolleydriver 9/26/2016, 11:00 am

» The Research Journey:what to plant now, fall gardening in Dallas-Ft worth
by sanderson 9/25/2016, 9:55 pm

» Medical Topic...may be helpful to some folk....
by sanderson 9/25/2016, 9:50 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 9/25/2016, 9:04 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Drunken composting- turning grass to compost in two weeks

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Drunken composting- turning grass to compost in two weeks

Post  has55 on 5/13/2014, 12:13 pm

drunken composting,grass to compost

has55

Posts : 1233
Join date : 2012-05-10
Location : Denton, tx

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

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.

audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1827
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

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

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.

____________________________

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

Turan

Female Posts : 1995
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.

plantoid

Male Posts : 3593
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

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.

has55

Posts : 1233
Join date : 2012-05-10
Location : Denton, tx

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

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 .

plantoid

Male Posts : 3593
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:36 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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