[permaculture] Moldy Compost

Ella Rozin ellarozin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 22:01:56 EDT 2009


Hey Robert,

Thanks for getting back to me...  My concern isnt little critters..  its the
quality of compost...  will moldy compost make for good soil?  Should I add
anything to it?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Robert Waldrop <bwaldrop at cox.net> wrote:

> I read a lot of warnings about letting critters
> get into your compost, but my experience is that
> critters are beneficial.  I compost in piles and
> sheets, rather than enclosed composters, so maybe
> this is an issue with enclosed situations.
>
> In my situation, I figure that sharing the surplus
> includes not getting worried about critters in my
> compost.  I nearly always run into some voles when
> I am moving my compost.  And the other morning I
> was up a bit early and headed out the back door
> and surprised a mother possum and three of her
> children rustling around in the compost.  They
> made a bee-line for their hideout while I held
> onto the dog who wanted to play.  On balance,
> critters stir things up a bit, leave behind their
> own body wastes, so i figure there's enough for
> everybody.
>
> Robert Waldrop, OKC
> www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mathew Waehner" <waehner at gmail.com>
> To: "permaculture"
> <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>  Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 4:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Moldy Compost
>
>
> > The mold is not a problem at all.  It makes soil
> > too.  Just don't let rats
> > get in.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Ella Rozin
> > <ellarozin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey Y'all
> >>
> >> I have a large compost barrel on the roof of my
> >> brooklyn loft building.
> >> Apparently some of the residents have thrown
> >> bread, rice and other wheat
> >> products in the compost and now it is
> >> molding...!
> >>
> >> Can the compost be salvaged...  Someone said it
> >> can be with worms and some
> >> newspaper...
> >>
> >> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> >>
> >> Thanks so much,
> >> Ella
> >>
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Ella Rozin
347-413-1887
President, Optimal Wellbeing & The Creative Teacher Project

"And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same"  -Maryanne WiIliamson



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