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Seeding an outdoor compost heap
    #3854623 - 03/01/05 11:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

  Hello everyone.  I have a compost heap out back and the composted material below the brush/branches/food waste is pretty rich stuff.  I would think it would be quite nutritious for cubies. 
  I was thinking about innoculating some quart jars of karo water and then letting those colonize and dumping that onto the compost when it gets warmer.  Or perhaps I should spawn some grain?  Or will this even work?  Any links or advice (I'm in the central midwest) on how/when to do this? 
    I'm really just looking to experiment a bit, this sounded like an interesting thing to do.  Thanks!  :grin:


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Re: Seeding an outdoor compost heap [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3854688 - 03/02/05 12:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Unfortunately not just any compost will work for cubes. The liquid culture idea is a good one, but it won't work. Your best shot at testing out this compost is bagging and pasteurizing a good heap of it indoors, then spawning colonized grains to it. It's definitely worth a try.

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Re: Seeding an outdoor compost heap [Re: Holydiver]
    #3854990 - 03/02/05 01:16 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

the heap is probably too hot. the center of the heap can get to temperatures of 160 degrees F. Too hot!

as mentioned above, take some into a pillow case, pasturize it, and inoculate it indoors to test it.


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Re: Seeding an outdoor compost heap [Re: Seril]
    #3856343 - 03/02/05 10:47 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks guys. I was concerned about the heat, too. Piles of hay "spontaneously" combust in the summer sometimes here. Maybe I'll make a little bed of compost off the pile with some pasteurized compost. Got a couple of months to figure it out..


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Re: Seeding an outdoor compost heap [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3856362 - 03/02/05 10:53 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Do you own The Mushroom Cultivator? It has a great chapter on making your own mushroom compost.


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