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Old 04-26-2009, 09:11 PM
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**&#%%$@* stop using bad smelling compost!!!! it aint compost!!!!

but it looks like a spot on job!!! nice work!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks treegal1, it was hard work without a machine.

I am sure some of it is composted, but I know for a fact some is right out the cows a$$. It will be fine...people have been doing this for years before everyone went green.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:13 PM
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**&#%%$@* stop using bad smelling compost!!!! it aint compost!!!!

but it looks like a spot on job!!! nice work!!!!!!!!!!!
HAHAHA... I knew you would love that...
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:19 PM
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Good job! Next time, top dress sooner after aeration in order to get more of the compost into the holes before they fill in. I aerate & top dress the same day, then power seed in a week or so.

I am also concerned about whether or not the manure was correctly composted enough to eliminate weed seeds and pathogens.
I would have liked to have done this right after aeration but I aerated while it was cooler because I hate it so much...not that I enjoyed working my a$$ of doing this but hopefully it will improve my lawn. I cant powerseed as I have hybrid bermuda so thats out of the question.

I am sure it had some pathogens but I didn't plan on eating it. No worse then repairing my septic system which I have done.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:21 PM
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its a common practice to use green manure if its used correctly. lots of free N...........
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its a common practice to use green manure if its used correctly. lots of free N...........
and how might that be?
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:20 AM
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I'm brewing up some manure tea now. I got my small fish tank pump and a bubble stone in my bucket and going to let it brew for a day or two. After I think its ready its going on my new tomato plants and a couple of plants I have around here that are stressed.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:30 AM
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if I remember correctly it only takes a few hours if that long... and don't forget your food source, others will tell you more, I want to get me a few going myself...
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:21 AM
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if I remember correctly it only takes a few hours if that long... and don't forget your food source, others will tell you more, I want to get me a few going myself...
I'd like to hear it from others as well. Please, I am all ears.
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ok so we use it, has to be done!!!

1) is to brew it with a brewer for 2 hours and then heat it to 150deg on the way out the door, new ways prevail.

2) the new way is to use the prototype under 400$ extractor and use way more manure than you would use compost for CE. then it goes past the heater again at 145-150deg into the tank with cool water.

the idea is to make the manure leach-ate A septic.

you can also use the digest-ate from a metane generator as a fert after it gets re heated to a proper temp, say huge N every one!!!!
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ok so we use it, has to be done!!!

1) is to brew it with a brewer for 2 hours and then heat it to 150deg on the way out the door, new ways prevail.

2) the new way is to use the prototype under 400$ extractor and use way more manure than you would use compost for CE. then it goes past the heater again at 145-150deg into the tank with cool water.

the idea is to make the manure leach-ate A septic.

you can also use the digest-ate from a metane generator as a fert after it gets re heated to a proper temp, say huge N every one!!!!

That went right over my head. I will use my free 5 gallon bucket and my $3.00 fish pump. As far as heating, I estimate it will hit about 85 degrees today sitting on my porch in the sun.

Consider my operation a poor mans attempt at going green. My testing will come from actual plants, if they live it worked, if they die it didn't work. I poured a bit at the roots of my basil plant that got burned when the frost came through. The basil has new growth so its trying to survive, but maybe this will give it the jump it needs.
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