I need a teacher!!!
Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:31 AM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:48 AM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 02:48 AM
basically, get a rubbermaid with a top, pasterize some straw and dung, put it right into the clean rubbermaid, mix in your spawn, and there yah have it<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>
It's gotta be a little bit more complex than that dontcha think?
Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:12 AM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:43 AM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:46 AM
keep trying different methods until you find one that suites your needs
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:18 PM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:38 PM
so what was in it?<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>
i'm guessing compost ?
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T.H.E's "Dung Brothers" compost<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:43 PM
compost can literally be
made from any of hundreds of possible ingredients.
and quite often each batch is quite different from the rest as the principles of chaotic interaction between the numerous chemical compounds present and the lifeforms dwelling therein are far too complex for anyone to predict.
but there are so general principles
involved in making good compost
well suited for cultivation of favored species.
one takes as a base
manure and straw
then one can add various amendments such as
cottonseed meal/hulls, lawn clippings,
vegetable/fruit debris, eggshells,
one should avoid grease, fat and meat byproducts.
then you get it in a nice big pile
get it all good and wet
and let the microbes do their thing
of breaking it all down into
a very rich mixture
that you'd call 'soil'.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:17 PM
It's just messy, and time consuming.
i used horse manure, wetted straw, cottonseed meal, and gypsum.
After the compost has finished, you can take the center core full of white colonies of Actinomycetes, and directly inoc. w/ out pastuerization.
It's not hard to make it takes a lot of work.