Well, that's my point. If I make specialized compost, do I do it the same way with the same basic mixtures & ratios? Or, do I make a mixture concentrated with the plants I plan to grow in the compost, to make the compost.
It make take longer to "cook", be wetter etc, but specialized, right?
I mean, I don't know, I've been making compost for many years, but never strayed from the traditional basic green brown mixtures.
I have over 30 cubic yards of "Horse manure" compost, it was a big pile of horse manure, wood chip bedding piled up & covered & mixed a few times. It got hot, 160Ã‚Â° temps, & came out a pretty fine dark brown compost after 2 years.
I don't know if I use the HM compost as the "browns" now that it is
brown & fairly dry. I tried it with a batch of 100 salmon carcasses & innards & it really shrunk down to about 1/2 the volume so far. I haven't uncovered it (I will come spring
) to see if the odor is gone & then try it on some plants.
I guess I'm going "out o f the box" for composting, maybe it will be more organic "fertilizer" than compost.
I figured I'd have some fun, try some ideas. See how the plants react next year.
The bins I have working now are hot. The big bin (leaves/grass/garden plants) is 145Ã‚Â°. The small bin (kitchen scraps/GH plants/grass clippings/some leaves,) is up to 120Ã‚Â°. With OAT at night in the mid 20Ã‚Â°s & day time highs near 40Ã‚Â°f, I know they are generating heat & "cooking" like a good compost pile should.
They'll freeze about mid Dec, then thaw in Apr.
Maybe I end up with just good compost, that takes longer to "cook" but that is OK too.
You can "Never have too much compost".