nitrogen, sawdust, manure ad nauseum
Kevin Smyth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 7 Nov 1998 21:50:31 -0500 (EST)
Me again, the Ohio sawdust-manure guy. I want to clarify my previous
post. We are not going to be using the manure-sawdust mix on or close to any
"young plants" until next growing season. We are using it now only to
mulch garlic that we're planting.
My main question is this: doesn't the heat and the steaming and the
whiteness that I described in my previous post indicate a high level of
nitrogen? And isn't that good? It seems I was way off with my estimate of
the mix being about 50-50 manure-to-sawdust (though it sure looks
like a heckuva lot of sawdust). Based on this new evidence
(heat, steam, etc) what would you estimate the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio of
the pile to be? And given this new evidence, wouldn't you expect the stuff
to be nicely composted by spring, esp. if I can turn it?
Far Corner Farm
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