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Re: cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower issues

Post  camprn on 3/5/2016, 1:33 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@jimmy cee wrote:

According to a section in the microbe book temperatures over 160 degrees burn off the carbon in compost piles.
I believe 150 to 155 is the highest recommended temperatures.[/color]

I just read that very chapter this morning, Jimmy!  Coincidence?  I think not!  
130F is satisfactory for killing weed seeds without killing the compost.

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/monitor/monitortemp.html

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/

leafy vegetables require nitrogen for good leaf development, but 'burning off' carbon won't increase the nitrogen content of the compost.

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Re: cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower issues

Post  sanderson on 3/5/2016, 2:16 pm

So, feed the cabbages a little nitrogen mid winter (here in California)?

Now that I have a garden, I prefer to pick my own raw foods when I can.

The Berkeley 18-day hot compost is designed for fast batches of compost.  I use it after it has rested and cooled down. http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t18500-compost-berkeley-18-day-hot-method?highlight=18+berkeley

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