Questions tagged [compost]

Compost is organic material which has undergone decomposition by microorganisms and is used as a soil amendment.

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Are grubs helpful in decomposition?

I have a small decomposition box made out of improvised plastic machine oil tubs. I have been adding kitchen wastes to it for the past couple weeks along with dry leaves. Recently I added okara to it ...
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What treatments would “balance out” what's in dog poo on my lawn, to not kill the lawn?

Criteria: I do not want to MOVE the poop. I just want to keep it from killing the grass I'm ok with it taking 1-3 weeks to break down. I'm looking for easy not perfect :) I know: we should be ...
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What will fungi do in an aerobic environment?

This winter I'm considering adding another foot to my wine cap bed so it has a nice thermal environment all winter. That would make it under 2' (wood chip dimensions of 10'x100'x2') of wood chips/...
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Creating Vegetable Mix Analog

I have quite a lot of potting mix and compost, but no unused topsoil or similar. I do, however, have access to a large quantity of used cocopeat blocks (they were used to grow Courgettes, and before ...
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Can I create a fungi dominant compost tea by brewing it in lower pH water?

I have a lot of cheap compost available from my local landfill, but I would like to create a fungi dominated compost tea to apply to my perennials. Is it possible to create such a tea by using a lower ...
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Can you easily see mycelium when it's conquering territory?

In my stropharia rugosoannulata mycelium piles I tried looking for some mycelium when digging, but it was undetectable. Why was I unable to detect the mycelium with just my eyes?
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should water going through compost come out sudsy (like soap suds)?

I have a composting chamber (similar to a miracle grow container but goes in 1 side and out the other) be sending out water that seems a little sudsy on the output side?