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Re: Speeding up my compost??

Post  mckr3441 on 5/11/2010, 4:26 pm

Well, combining didn't work. I'll try it again after I get more instructions . I need the practice!

You can see my topic here: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/outside-the-box-f40/another-compost-question-t2044.htm

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Post  HawaiiAl on 5/11/2010, 9:18 pm

mix it all up, wet with water, spray pile with Indigenous Microorganisms ( Lacto Bacilli) pile will heat with in the day. and another benfit is no smell. Works for me
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Post  Wyldflower on 5/11/2010, 11:17 pm

Lacto-bacilli = yogurt?
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Post  HawaiiAl on 5/11/2010, 11:40 pm

You put the yogurt part in with the compost too. Save the liguid left from the concoction for the microorganisms that are growing. work great on plants too. read up and enjoy, if you have any questions please feel free to ask Alex

google : Beneficial Indigenous Organisms, for receipes
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Post  camprn on 9/4/2010, 4:19 pm

Time to turn the compost pile.
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Speeding up compost......

Post  trustinhart on 9/4/2010, 6:02 pm

What a great thread, and so funny.

Well, as for the pee. The active ingredient is urea which breaks down into ammonia. A fellow gardener in my area told me to douse my pile with store-bought ammonia, and cover the pile with black plastic. This will heat the pile up in a hurry. The hot weather will help. But I think the peeing outside idea is much more fun.

Who mentioned a sawdust toilet? What is this? With 3 kids and 5 adults in my house, I would love to save on my water bill!!!

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Post  camprn on 9/4/2010, 6:18 pm

@trustinhart wrote:What a great thread, and so funny. Who mentioned a sawdust toilet? What is this? With 3 kids and 5 adults in my house, I would love to save on my water bill!!!

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Post  miinva on 9/4/2010, 7:31 pm

I found a great link: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/BIO-9.pdf

I'm going to try it! Very Happy

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