View Full Version : the best "shit" to make a compost?
08-23-2006, 09:40 PM
hey commmunity whats up?:cool:
here we'll start a study about "compostagem", you know organic 100% natural hehe _\|/_
I was thinking in shells (fruits, potatoes,...) used powder coffee
and rest of wood, leaf.
If you know material that will fortify these compost
and will make my plants grow insanely, please help:D
09-01 next week the project begins.
08-23-2006, 10:26 PM
If you want to know all about making organic compost here is a site that contains plenty of info about how to make it "the old fashion way"
08-23-2006, 10:51 PM
A suggestion from my friend Oleta, use some rabbit manure from rabbits that have been fed alfalfa. The alfalfa contains stuff in it that makes plants take off. She ALWAYS has a great garden! So either use some alfalfa (check the pet dept for pellets) or alfalfa-fed manure in your compost.
08-24-2006, 01:11 AM
If you can get access to some recently washed ashore seaweed (kelp) it acts as a big time catalyst when mixed into a compost pile. It realy helps the pile cook down and supplies a good amount of Potassium (the K in NPK!), growth hormones, vitamines and trace minerals.
Many communities have composting workshops through community colleges, universities, waste management companies, city government, food co-op's and collective farms. Many are free and provide hands on learning.
08-24-2006, 06:58 AM
Seems as if a member some time ago suggested the use of Horse manure as they are fed some sort of Alfalfa.
They also said that the use of a pregnet horse's manure would have all sorts of benificials due to the hormones.
The Key thing about using manure is to allow it time to COOK or decompose. Some manures are alot hotter then other Chicken manure is a great example. Fresh chicken Poo will burn up your plants from the extremely High levels of Nitrogen. If given time to decompose it is an awesome supplement to the compost heap.
I add all sorts of organic matter to my compost heap, the trick is to avoid a concetration of one item and to keep the pile moist and areated.
One of the Garden Claws sold in the Big Box stores works well to break up bigger chunks and turns the pile a bit.
I seen where the use of uric acid on fresh maunre helps speed up the decompossion, that is how they take fresh poo and make it usable for mushroom cultivation. If you have access to Mushroom compost you Can't go wrong.
If you have a chance do a search on vermicomposting, another worthwhile practice that nets awesome results! ;)
08-24-2006, 10:58 AM
Kudzu vine is supposed to be the best for making compost then alfalfa, the kudzu is illegal most places because it is a rampant pest and can take over acres of land in no time.
08-24-2006, 01:15 PM
I Love composting:D I also have 3 big old bath tubs that i keep by the garden and fill 1/3 up with horse manure and water and let in ferment and stir it around and my plants in the garden just love it:)
08-24-2006, 02:02 PM
Also one other thing is don't buy any of the compost helper products from the hardware store. If you plan on using it for any kind of growing for consumption its not good but for general yard flower composting the compost helper works great. After you compost pile has broken down some I would buy a cantalop or two and chop them up and toss in the mix the worms love cantalop and the worms are good for the pile. Check the city directory of where you live and you maybe lucky enough the city or county you live in gives free classes on this as the more you keep at home and composting the less they and you pay to dump it somewhere in a landfill.
08-29-2006, 08:30 PM
This project Im doing in the university as a necessary to get aprroved in solid residues treatment( all garbage that we produce) so I joined the helpful one to the pleasant one and will use my compost in lowrider plants(I make 18 seeds from one plant, 100% LR)
If my class friends dont use their compost I’ll use and test the diference as any group will make with diferent materials.
Saturday 27 I pass in my neighborhood colecting the organic material and it was great,
I meet good peoples that was interest in help, I met one dear lady Dona Cida and she open its house for me like I was its friend from long time, we talk and she offer me a Nice coffie with cakes, pies, bread yummy:D:D
I was visitng houses asking help and at the same time I explain what is Compostagem and solid residues treatment.
The important thing in make compost is humidity, oxigen, temperature and a relation Carbon/Nitrogen. The ideal is 30/1 cuz microorganisms absorb in that relation, 10/1 is add to compost and 20 is eliminated in CO2 form.
Humidity- without water life doesnt exist, so the equilibrium happened in 55% of humidity
Above 60% the process becomes anaerobiose (sp?) and down 40% the biological activity is limited.
Oxigen- the aeration will be deed manually by me. Externally, the pile has 18 to 20% of O2, near to atmosphere, in bigger depths than 0,60 m, reduces to 0,5 to 2% in the base and in the center of the pile.
Temperature- ideal is around of 55°C, high temperatures cause heavy losses of nitrogen in the form of ammonia.
08-29-2006, 08:31 PM
Thanks RED interesting link:D
I like everything about old school, old fashion hehe
Hey storm alfafa has a percent carbon/nitrogen 15/1, I’ll use rest of food(all kind but more skin of fruits and vegetables and wood material)
Pharma I too far away of ocean right nowL
Somenewguy I would like to use guano but is not easy to find in wild
so the cow poo it replace the guano.
Crazy, if is natural is cool lol hehe
Gelu and S_A_H I dont know what is kudzu n cantalop?
08-29-2006, 09:09 PM
Gelu and S_A_H I dont know what is kudzu n cantalop?
Link is to a image of a cantalope....
08-30-2006, 10:54 AM
Kudzu is a vine brought to U.S. by japanese at at a worlds fair I believe , all parts are edible and it is a rampant grower. It can take over houses if left alone.It is illegal to grow in some states. It is a problem to control. I used to use zuccini that I just let go as big as they want , in worm beds sections of zuccini would have hundreds of worms in them.
08-30-2006, 11:58 AM
I have the answer, it's LLAMA DUNG!
it's an incredible animal, it chews it's cud four times!
and the poop comes out in pellets, NO SMELL at all,
you can even use it in your house plants.
I'd say it's the very best compost because it never burns ad is a slow release nitrogen!
finding a friendly llama farmer is easy, just look on the net for your area.
you'll really enjoy your visit to the farm to pick up your dung.
I have a friend who has 40 prizewinning llamas
they also chew there food so much that all the seeds of weeds that you normally get with cow dung are destroyed!
another interesting thing about llamas, is that they only poop in one place!
nice big piles!
and you can control that place by "salting" the spot where you want them to poop in your field
I LOVE LLAMAS!
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