Composty questions

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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 292001Post Flo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:23 pm

Your number 1 bin was too dry. Woodlice arrive when the heap is dry. Number 2 bin on a patio has a problem with being on a patio - the base is wrong. No drainage for a start.

You need to ensure that the heaps are placed on soil, kept warm and moist but not soaking. And you need to take all the contents out and turn them at least once a year.

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Post: # 292004Post PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm

:( 90% of my garden is potted as its mostly patio, but I might be able to put bin 2 on soil if I remove some flags in the front, the back patio is raised by 10ft due to the hill.
Thanks for the advice :)
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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 293161Post Weedo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:20 pm

I have about 2 tonne of scorched, water and smoke dammaged wheat hay in a pile courtesy of spontanious combustion in the haystack. The livestock won't eat it so I guess it will become "re-purposed". Any ideas on the suitability of this stuff going into compost or should I just use it as mulch? It is a lot of material to get rid of and I really can't source enough other material to mix with it.
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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 293163Post ina
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:30 am

Applying urine might help with the composting.
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Post: # 293164Post Green Aura
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 am

Maybe you could complete the burning of some of it for potash. I wonder if wheatstraw ashes would make lye? Hmm, haystack soap.

Otherwise compost it and/or use some as mulch, as you've already said.
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Post: # 293165Post Weedo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:43 pm

Urine probably would help but I can't get the cows to cooperate - perhaps just add some granular urea. No much straw involved GA - mostly leaf - so very little ash; the variety is semi prostrate and grown for grazing & hay rather than grain. I think I will try it in pit compost.
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Post: # 293167Post Green Aura
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:19 am

I think ina might have been referring to you, weedo. :lol:
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Post: # 293168Post Weedo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm

Yay- more beer! for a good cause only of course
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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 293175Post ina
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:07 am

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:19 am
I think ina might have been referring to you, weedo. :lol:
Correct! Much easier than getting cows to pee in a particular spot. :mrgreen:
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