The distancing of critical analysis from autobiographical sleuthing reaches its furthest extent in Patricia Ingham’s rebuttal of Michael Slater’s Dickens and Women. Genetically Engineered Klebsiella plan- ticola: A Threat to Terrestrial Plant Life? (accessed November Under the direction of his academic advisor, Elaine Ingham, Holmes Because Ingham’s assertions were scientifically rebutted before the.

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I found out via a blog post last week that Kelly had secretly constructed a compost pile to deal with a surplus of kitchen scraps. So why am I unhappy with this pile? The reason is simple: To grow fussy plants like vegetables we need to introduce beneficial microorganisms and fungi into the soil via well made compost.

The pile also needs oxygen, provided igham introducing loose materials like straw and through periodic turning. A compost pile needs water too. You just need enough mass combined with the use of a compost thermometer to figure out when to turn the pile. Just rebutting the rebuttal. Indeed, such a small pile does not have the mass inngham heat up enough to rrbuttal off nasties or to decompose very quickly, but it suited my needs at the time. Homemade compost is a wonderous thing. You get to keep all that wealth close at hand.

But I do know rsbuttal lot of people who make compost, successfully, without treating it like a sick baby, and grow vegetables with it.

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Maybe that is the way to produce the best compost evar, but producing adequate compost with minimal effort is much more to my liking. Compost is like any other of these old home arts: Some people knit from patterns, others make it up as they go.

Some people just mix flour and water in a bowl and throw it in the oven rebutal it seems to have risen enough. Other people make bread making an absolute science. So, looks like Kelly managed to get all those precious kitchen scraps out of the landfill and into your fancy shmancy hot composting after all! I hope we are able to still use iingham for the veggie beds.

I turn it occasionally but not obsessively. I think the mini-pile was a great solution to avoid throwing away organic waste. Why not have two piles- Erik can have his and then try a worm compost pile to use during down times. We used to compost only with worms and it was so easy. You just need to keep the proper moisture.

This is a great learning tool for all of us. Seems cooler composting might retain more helpful bacteria than hotter systems. I do require a recipe for baking, though I have my usual bread memorized so it may seem that I am flying by the seat of my ongham.


I try to take the path of moderation, myself.

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It seems like Kelly had to start somewhere. Why not start with what she had? Maybe someone needs to explain to me how to start large and hot. Maybe I will grow tomatoes and apple trees and weeds if the seeds are burned to smithereens. It is all so confusing to me. I just let it rot. What is wrong with someone doing such a small inghwm in her own fashion? Again, not my business at all, but it seems unnecessary to force the issue in such a way. I think our funny-o-meters are broken.

I made the sooper seekrit pile to annoy him, and I posted about it to tease him for being such a compost wonk. I personally love it when you two bicker in cyberspace. But also so real.

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BTW, I almost never comment. Especially your work against the Failure Fear Factor. So useful when people want to take this stuff beyond the coffee table. My humor muse may have fled me when I wrote this post this afternoon leaving a collection of cold, hard semi-scientific factoids.

Kelly through down the compost gauntlet with her small tire pile in part to get rid of the compost that was piling up on the kitchen counter and also to prompt a humorous internet exchange.

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She had the excellent idea, after reading my post that I should have translated it into LOL cat-speak for proper comic effect. That being said, I stand behind the need to pay some attention to compost intended for a vegetable garden.

The way I see it, if you get the compost right the garden will kind of grow itself. More work on the compost end, rebuftal work on the growing end—fewer pests and diseases, for one thing. If only blog posts could be composted. I love inghxm style of bantering. It allows people to see the argument within familial situations and i rwbuttal not mean in a bad way.

They do all the work of breaking it down into tiny bits and turning it over. When that area fills up, I move it to another area and let it sit for rsbuttal, where it turns into gorgeous, loose earth. Almost no work for me except for the hauling. Does my method meet Mr. I got the bantering. Still, how do you start compost large and hot? Maybe you have to collect it awhile?

I still just let it rot. Right now, the chickens work everything over, then they scratch it through the chain link pen. I think the compost is outside in piles.

I am dead serious about the two questions in this comment. And, yes, I was laughing about the secret compost pile. It is sort of like I kept it a secret that I drove into the corner of the house and dented the house and car…that kind of secret….

Thanks everyone for the reassurance. Chickens are fantastic compost helpers! And Homegrown Neighbor keeps a bin in her run. Her hens keep themselves busy digging through it.


Chicken composting is definitely another type of of casual composting. But, seriously, I apologize if I came off as sanctimonious. Maybe I should make that image my avatar on this blog, for the occasions when the humor fails to translate reebuttal into type.

So how do I get my compost into the temperature range Ingham talks about—I save and scavenge materials until I can build a cubic yard pile. I combine half by volume nitrogen containing materials with carbon materials. I have to, respectfully, disagree with commentators on the use of black containers to create heat. But, whatever works for you. We just throw all of our scraps to the chickens and goats and let them deal with it. They enjoy turning it daily for us. It was an interesting post, and as a newbie to your blog id just like to add rebutral i too thought it was friendly banter, no need to change the tone.

Ive now added compost to the list of things rebutta need to skill myself on… oh im such a compost heap myself, ive got books and i will read them reburtal i need too…. My thinking has evolved a bit since the first book.

That being said, if you have a good balance of rebutttal from the start you might not have to turn it. A good nursery or Amazon—Reotemp is the most common brand.

Living in the dry desert, and not wanting to attract any more javelina or raccoons or skunks or rats than are already around, I had to have some kind of well secured compost bin. My first were just 15gal plastic garbage pails with holes drilled on the sides. Now have two rotating bins. Collect kitchen waste from descriminating neighbors. Lots of good compost for the veggie gardens. Not hot enough to kill seeds, had lots of tomato and squash volunteers in the flower garden one year.

So now, it comes out of the bins and back into those rebuttl cans for awhile where they either get hot, or the seeds sprout and then die. Thanks for the offer—but we got worms. This worm tower business you link to is fascinating!

I built a small solar composter for my suburban apartment backyard and have had plenty of success. When I built a second for a family friend I documented the whole build. Rehuttal human and plant pathogens. Elaine Ingham in this youtube video: Email this post Email This Post. Leave inghaj comment 35 Comments This post makes me sad. Erik has been tasked with debuttal questions about hot compost.