I put bone meal on my compost, just a light layer when I think about it. I read somewhere that this is a good thing to do.
I don't think I would do fish emulsion. I think nitrogen is short-lived in the soil, something like six weeks. Because it degrades so quickly, you'd do better to put quick-releasing nitrogen-rich products right in the soil. It might not last in the compost heap.
I've been thinking about putting kelp meal on my heap. I don't know how quickly it degrades, though. I do use it to amend my soil in the fall (no nitrogen, though), but there's no way of knowing whether its nutrients are still there in the spring. Does anyone have any information on this?
Anyone have critter problems with bone meal? I steeped some in a watering can last month and there was still some sludge in the can which was just sitting on my lawn. My dog was all over it licking it like a kid at a candy store. So i poured out the little bit that was left on the grass there, so my dog begins licking the grass, she's not real bright.
Both my dogs are nuts for bone meal and fish emulsion. One of them used to eat the soil around the base of my plants whenever I fertilized with fish emulsion. I'd go in the house for a few minutes and come back out to a dog looking as innocent as could be, with soil crumbs clinging to his lips. Sure enough, a plant would be lying on its side, looking like it had just been hit by a semi-truck
Knowing this, I cleaned out my compost teapot on the lawn a week or two ago. When I returned, two hours later, the same dog had eaten out an entire 6" circle of lawn. You want stupid; that's stupid