Compost N Release Continues Throughout Decay???

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Smallaxe, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    We always hear about a low N content of compost etc. but as the stuff continues to break down, isn't there protiens and mineral elements that are converted back to constituent form???
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let's look at it another way as in Compost Tea... The food value for plants that the Tea provides is generally from the dead bodies of the microbes...

    Compost provides a great food source for a variety of microbes that will eventually die and give up energy to the plants.

    Is it reasonable to say that until the compost is completely digested that there is a long lasting supply of dead microbes on a particular bunch of compost???
     

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