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post #2 of 10
You have a real nice bunch of composting piles, well done points.gif

Good sized garden too, lot's of space for all your favorites! By the way, thats a real pretty dawg, what's its name?
post #3 of 10
nice looking stuff ALX!
Send me some peppers :)
post #4 of 10

Just curious... Why do you wrap your piles in plastic?

My experience says wrapping in plastic will inhibit airflow leading to anaerobic compost.

If youre using the black plasitc to raise the temp...well an aerobic compost pile creates its own heat due to rapid decomposition.

Inhibiting airflow will inhibit decomposition.
Likewise...Increasing the temp too much (over 160) will kill off the bacteria that cause rapid decomposition. Also lack of oxygen will kill the good bacteria and replace it with not-so-good bacteria. Plastic wrap is not a good idea.

But hey... if it works for you...
post #5 of 10
I stand corrected...
Actually sounds like a good idea.
I also like the no manure idea. Good luck to you.
post #6 of 10
Hey if you got 12-300' rolls then you should send one of them my way. I mean you surely got more than you need, right?
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post #8 of 10
Anyone know if you can dump the charcoal ash from a bbq grill on a compost pile?
post #9 of 10

Great compost pile! :)



post #10 of 10

I do all the time--hasn't been a problem


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