The Q&A Archives: Aging Manure and Sawdust Compost

Question: We have access to loads of horse manure, but it is mixed with sawdust. We know that sawdust locks up the nitrogen and are wondering how long we have to wait before we can use it. Can we add something organic to speed up the process or is there a ratio of manure/urine to the sawdust that is OK to use immediately. We are trying to build up our soil and certainly don't want to do anything that will set us back. This service is really terrific-thanks so much for being here!

Answer: Three ways to take care of your kind of compost: 1) Give it two years to decompose naturally (sir it up a lot). 2) Add plenty of nitrogen fertilizer (such as blood meal) 3) Add Concern Compost BioActivator. Or best yet: all three.

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