Saturday, May 21, 2011

Designer Compost





This week I am starting a "designer compost" using biochar, lacto-bacilli, sawdust, river sand, feces, urine and organic material present in the farm. My idea is that there is no sense in using feces alone or urine alone as some people promotes in fertilizing plants mainly because there is a cultural nature and common abhorrence to using these in the plants and then eating the product, it is difficult to handle and if applied as is, is still not treated and so there is always the danger of the presence of pathogens. The biochar improves C:N ratio and improves soil in general, the lacto-bacilli degrades manure quickly, sawdust improves carbon ratio as well as traps urine.

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