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Hmmm...maybe you should get a little compost starter too. After you get a pile going, you shouldn't have to buy it again as you can seed a new pile with a scoop of the old. Just if you're feeling impatient...it should decompose eventually by itself.
post #32 of 33
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I looked at a bag of blood meal today...almost bought it...but I think I'm stubborn. I don't want to spend any money on it either! They didn't have a compost thermometer at Lowes either!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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I'm getting there!  :woot  

 

Added more veggie scraps, more water and today I have some REAL heat!  No thermometer so I just ordered a REOTEMP compost thermometer from Amazon today.  I'll be able to temp the pile on Wednesday.  :fl

 

Here's the link to the one I got if anyone is interested;

 

http://www.amazon.com/REOTEMP-FG20P-Backyard-Compost-Thermometer/dp/B002P5RGMI

 

I also bought a gage for testing moisture level...I don't know if this will help me a lot but it was cheap enough to give it a go.  I think understanding the moisture level of hot compost is the thing that has me the most stumped.  If I can get this going good and then test the moisture level then I will have an idea what to shoot for each time.  

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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