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Discussion in 'Composting' started by alx, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You have a real nice bunch of composting piles, well done [​IMG]

    Good sized garden too, lot's of space for all your favorites! By the way, thats a real pretty dawg, what's its name?
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice looking stuff ALX!
    Send me some peppers :)
  4. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners


    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...
  5. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    I stand corrected...
    Actually sounds like a good idea.
    I also like the no manure idea. Good luck to you.
  6. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    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?
  7. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

  8. the big dawg

    the big dawg Newbie

    Anyone know if you can dump the charcoal ash from a bbq grill on a compost pile?
  9. jeanieholster

    jeanieholster Newbie

  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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


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