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5109Re: [pfaf] suspended composter

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  • Gail Lloyd
    Jan 24, 2011
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      Placing your compost on the soil is important because as the materials break down, worms will migrate into the compost & assist with the process (other insects that are harmless will come also). 

      Soil microbes are also important - they're found in healthy soils & they make it less likely that a pathogen can establish itself in high enough numbers to harm your plants.  You encourage soil microbes by placing your compost pile on the soil.

      Also turning your pile & keeping it moist encourages microbe growth by adding oxygen and distributing moisture.

      Gail 




      From: Michael Porter <michaels4gardens@...>
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, January 24, 2011 5:21:18 AM
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] suspended composter

       

      I have one-- they work but, for a large garden, or small farm, -- are over priced, for the amount you can work with,
        --- but-- a person with a yard and small garden, would probly be happy with one--

      --- On Mon, 1/24/11, david.keltie@... <david.keltie@...> wrote:

      From: david.keltie@... <david.keltie@...>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] suspended composter
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:27 AM

       
      Had one - produced a wet sludge (nowhere for excess liquid to drain). Horrible.

      HTH, David

      On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM, erez_00 <erez_00@...> wrote:
      > I am familiar with composters built so that the composting material contacts bare earth.
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      > I just saw a commercial composter that is a barrel suspended in the air. There is no contact with earth, but you can easily stir the compost by rotating the barrel.
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      > Does anyone know if this kind of composter is any good?
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