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increase degradation of cow dung in order to convert it into ready to use manure?

Bacterial fermentation acidifies and preserves the substrate, so I am assuming that is a temporary state on the way to fully composted manure, not the end point. In no particular order, the Speed of ...
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effect of cow dung ash (mostly focused on just ash) for plants as compare to rotted manure?

I don't think wood ash can replace rotted manure. Wood ash contains something like 0-1-3 NPK and other micronutrients. One of those micronutrients is calcium, which explains why it makes your soil ...
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Where can a hobby gardener get large amounts of compost?

If you have a place that accepts compostables near you I'd inquire about what they do with it. In my city in the rocky mountain western states of the USA, all compostables end up with 1 company who ...
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Where can a hobby gardener get large amounts of compost?

Look for horse and pony owners (particularly - other animals work, but most other animals are associated with farms that have a use for the compost themselves.) Most are delighted to have someone come ...
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Mix topsoil with compost for vegetable garden

Yes, that is OK. Joe the Gardener uses 50% top soil, 40% compost, and 10% "other amendments" for raised garden beds. Unfortunately though, 'top soil' and 'compost' can be a little vague, ...
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Can a big compost pile around its base kill my tree?

This last fall of 2023, i placed a cardboard box at the base of my "Peach" trees, slowly filling the box with small amounts (two handful at a time) shredded paper, leaves, kitchen scraps, ...
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