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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Hot composting Reply with quote

In an earlier post I said I would make a video of the next heap, vids can not be attached here and you need good quality to put them on you tube .
A few photos will have to do the job.
I started a heap yesterday, the recipe is 1 part fresh horse manure, 1 part sea weed(chopped up) 4 parts spent reeds . That's one barrow manure, one barrow seaweed to four barrows reeds.
I lay that out in layers on a sheet of polythene, I mix the six barrows together and then pile it on the heap, then six more and six more until done .

This heap is only half done as I did not have enough seaweed.
Its now 4 X 4 ft and when finished it will be four feet high, that's about 42 wheel barrow loads . For now I have to keep it dry as I don't want it to start until I get up to the four feet.
The card board box's are only there to form a temp wall, I will remove them in a few days, as the heap needs air.
I expect this to be ready in six weeks, that's four weeks composting and two weeks maturing.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Update on progress Reply with quote

Image shows two heaps, the one on the left is about two weeks old notice all the materials are now black (half cooked). The near one is less then a week old and as you can see its still brown and a close up will show bits of seaweed not digested .
At two weeks, the sea weed is no longer visible.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Blessed are the compost makers for they shall inherit the Earth", not the meek then!?

I would have thought that the compost makers make the earth.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
", not the meek then!? .

Neither the Meek nor the Cheese makers are getting a share, its ours we made it . Laughing .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blessed are the compost makers - I like it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheese makers????
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Cheese makers????

Well, obviously, this is not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturer of dairy products , . Laughing Laughing Laughing RRTFL...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RRTFL??? Must be a different language out wessshhht! !!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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RRTFL??? Must be a different language out wessshhht! !!


Morning Tagwex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbMe-aTY1A

Rolling round the floor laughing.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, I was wondering .... Like Tagwex I hadn't a clue what you were on about. Confused

Bit like me when someone sneezes and I shout 'Arsenal !' Shades of Morecambe and Wise. Laughing Laughing Fork 'andles anyone?

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