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blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  Chopper on 7/22/2011, 7:55 pm

When it comes to 5 varieties of compost I was thinking - could one include blood, bone and even fish meal as compost perhaps? very specific compost but...? Not sure. Wondering what your thoughts are.

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Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  boffer on 7/22/2011, 8:21 pm

CHOPPER!!! Are you off your meds again?! rofl

Do you put them into a pile to be composted? (not as a catalyst) Have you taken blood meal out of a compost pile? How much to mix with vermiculite and peat moss? Are they available and affordable around the world?

They are a good source of NPK, to be sure, but I think they fall in the fertilizer/supplement category.

Keep it simple for us slow learners.


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Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  Chopper on 7/22/2011, 8:23 pm

@boffer wrote:CHOPPER!!! Are you off your meds again?!

Do you put them into a pile to be composted? (not as a catalyst) Have you taken blood meal out of a compost pile? How much to mix with vermiculite and peat moss? Are they available and affordable around the world?

They are a good source of NPK, to be sure, but I think they fall in the fertilizer/supplement category.

Keep it simple for us slow learners.


So you are saying no? LOL. And funny you should mention the meds....

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Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  camprn on 7/22/2011, 8:23 pm

@Chopper wrote:When it comes to 5 varieties of compost I was thinking - could one include blood, bone and even fish meal as compost perhaps? very specific compost but...? Not sure. Wondering what your thoughts are.
I would not consider these to be compost as they are not composted (decomposed). I consider them to be soil amendments or soil nutritional supplements. I believe the bone and blood meal are cooked, dehydrated and ground. I'm not sure how the fish emulsion is made, but it is in all probability a food industry by-product and more than likely cooked as well... Nice to see you Chopper! What a Face

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