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Active Heat Gives Off Steam

  This is another excellent description of what happens when the A particles (Nitrogen) – to the B Particles (Carbon) react to each other, similar to the Epoxy reactions process!

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Testing and Temperatures

There is a lot hanging on daily readings as this is a way of identifying quality to go along with the lab results to actually determine the value of the compost in terms of what it does to the soil! … Continue reading

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Consistent heat and moisture in the whole row

Look closely at this picture of row 1401 at two weeks of age.  It is steaming out the top of the fleece covering.  At 8:00 AM, with a cool morning, it is nice to see how consistent the whole row … Continue reading

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Roll the Rows

Today at the compost site…The new rows sat for three days after a 1″ rain Sunday. Today we rolled the two rows 1401 & 1402 to a dry base and watered them.  See attached picture of the rows as rolled … Continue reading

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Compost Site April 2014

   Hello everyone from the MBS Compost Site! We are back on our site and in business to get more Humus Compost made. We had a great 2.5 day workshop and built these windrows on Tuesday of this week, April … Continue reading

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Combining rows

At the age of 2 1/2 weeks, today was the day to combine our twin platinum rows 1305 & 1306.  I find it advantageous to do this when they are drier than they should be to avoid compaction while rolling … Continue reading

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Row mass maintains temperatures

Row 1305 is in perfect shape.  We shortened the row slightly to keep the row covers from laying on the ground.  This mass also helps maintain the temperatures needed to speed up breakdown.  With this row at age of two … Continue reading

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Moisture Consistency

Row 1307 after turning had one wet spot and one dry spot. Look for this and do some blending as needed to make the moisture consistent throughout.

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Moisture management

Close view of the rainbow in the water mist while turning row 1305.  This row is now one week old, with conditions looking great.  Moisture management has been perfect and we are through the critical period where it is so … Continue reading

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Don’t turn sticky rows

Picture of compost row 1306 being turned. Everything was where it should be.  Because it sat unturned on Sunday, the row was dry.  Because it was not sticky, we were able to drive slow enough with our water, to give … Continue reading

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