I cant take credit for the 163 compostables link, good read by the way..
i had a few, can this be composted questionable ingredients that were listed ther =)
Stale cereal (in my case, a whole box of Cheerios) and the old pasta
When I took my composting class, I was told not to add these. When I asked why not, the instructed said the oil and sugars that these sometimes have will slow down ther decomposing rate and that they may also attract vermin. (so if ther isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t oil or sugar, no worries)
Among cereal and pasta, she mentioned not to add bread, but me being me, I did any ways.
What I learned is, all you have to do is add these vermin attracting ingredients, to the center of your compost and cover them up a nicely..
i did not see any decrease in decomposing rate and I had a bit of a ant problem but that was from letting bread sit on the top of the bin. (the ants left by the way)
also off topic but thought id mentioned, worms love and I mean love, bread and pasta. My wormbin worms were all over the bread and a fellow vermicomposter told me they love left over pasta and cereal too. (try adding some worms, if you got any)
I love my worms!!!
So, what do you know about ground grains and their merits in compost and compost tea
To be honest, nothing reallyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I think corn meal is a ground grain?? And I have used that in teaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. (but not any other grains, in tea)
but pop corn, flour, oats, rice are grains can all be composted, again though if they have any oils, they may attract some vermin or they may be slower to decompose.
Burry them in the compost, the wormer/deeper the hole you burry them in, the better.
If a person is composting a small amount, just enough for a batch of compost tea, couldn't that person compost all the ingredients, except for the molasses? Could I chuck in some kelp meal and cornmeal, too
DoesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter if the compost is small or big, adding any soil amendment (alfalfa, comfrey, bone/blood meal, guano, manure, finished compost, corn meal, coffee grounds, etc) will all feed and help grow the microbes.
Just keep the c/n ratio in check and you should be fine.
Oh and if you got dry powdered molasses, im pretty sure you can add that to compostÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ or do what I do and give the compost heap a dose of tea..
And, I bought cornflour instead of cornmeal because they appear to be processed the same way with the exception that flour should be more easily dissolved. Is that sound or unsound reasoning
sounds reasoning to me, good idea by the way,
I think I might start looking for corn flour now