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plotstoeat

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sterilizing compost
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:17:48 »
I have riddled some of my home made compost but it will contain lots of beasties. Can't really be bothered sterilizing it unless someone can tell me an easy way

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sterilizing compost
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:17:48 »

Tee Gee

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Re: sterilizing compost
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 13:12:23 »
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but it will contain lots of beasties.

By beasties you you mean 'nasties' such as vine weevil grubs,slugs & snails or do you mean 'common or garden'  beasties  (pardon the pun) such as worms, wood lice etc?

If you mean the latter then I see no problem I have a habit of using this type of 'used compost' for just general potting up and usually it is OK.

Having said that;  I would never use it for seed sowing or propagation I would always use new (supposedly sterile) compost!

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Re: sterilizing compost
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 13:50:57 »
I use the microwave!  2 litres at a time for 5 minutes then spread out on a tray till cold and use for seed germination. Works for me!

Tricia :wave:

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Re: sterilizing compost
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 09:46:15 »
Just spread it out and let the birds have pick over it.

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Re: sterilizing compost
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 11:27:20 »
Just spread it out and let the birds have pick over it.
I like this idea as it involves little effort ans feeds the birds. Interesting replies.

 

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