We initiated this interview after finding out on our travels that all compost definitely ain’t compost. It is a really great interview and well worth listening too given the ground that gets covered, especially for anyone who is puzzled about making compost like:
Why is temperature important? How often should It be checked? If I’ve messed it up, can an anaerobic pile be saved’ How do you make a more fungal dominated compost, How do you make chicken manure safe> Should you add e.g. rock phosphate to your compost?
Anyway, do put it in your CD player next time you are out in your car and tractor and listen to it yourself. Prefer it In MP3 format? Just let us know and well make it available.
What Is Good Compost?
Smells like mushrooms. No smell is lesser quality and bad smell – DON’T USE IT! Dark brown, NOT black Crumbly structure when touched. One drip of water when squeezed, holds together in one hand Visible fungal hyphae (white strands)