[permaculture] Moldy Compost

Robert Waldrop bwaldrop at cox.net
Fri Jul 10 12:29:21 EDT 2009

That's why I qualified my comments to my 
experience, others mileage may vary.  Although I 
am not on a farm, I'm on a 1/7th acre lot in 
central Oklahoma City.

Robert Waldrop, OKC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mathew Waehner" <waehner at gmail.com>
To: "permaculture" 
<permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Moldy Compost

> Robert, that is a difference between large and 
> small scale composting.  On a
> farm, a rat is no big problem, and the pile 
> should easily get hot enough to
> render a little rat manure safe.
> I wouldn't assume either condition on a rooftop 
> in NYC.  I use grass
> clippings to heat my home scale compost pile, 
> but organic grass clippings
> might not be easy to come by in NYC; herbicide 
> carryover can be  a real
> problem.
> Mold is a natural component of a cool, slow 
> compost pile- good things like
> apple cores and banana peels mold in those 
> conditions.

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