Large straw bales for composting bunkers

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Author: Menno Houtstra (Rebelfarmer)
Monday, November 03, 2008 - 12:40 pm
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wood chips can be composted if they are shaved instead of broken, see Jean Pain method. also they need to be smaller than 8mm

Author: Jim Etzel
Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 11:51 pm
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I am starting a new business that will encompass composting, bee keepiing, and gardening. I plan on using large( 3ftx 3ftx 8ft) long straw bales for my composting bunkers. I plan on using fish guts for a nitrogen source and wood chips for a carbon source. Once the straw bales are rottted beyond use, they will be reclaimed into the compost pile for humus production. Any comments or concerns?

Author: admin
Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 1:28 pm
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Wood chips are hard to compost. In fact, they don't really compost, but are used as a bulking agent in large compost operations and screened out from the finished compost and then reused. You will find that sawdust from logs composts much better.

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