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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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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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Look for inconsistencies

Looking good!  This is day one.  We got the clay/ compost blended in yesterday. See the steam rising off the top of row 1305!  This is the time to look for inconsistencies in the row.  If everything was done right, … Continue reading

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Aeromaster in Action

See Aeromaster turner in action.  This morning we are adding water with Humifier Inoculant to row 1304.  Row is coming along nicely…

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