So, if I'm putting this er, "starter fluid" on my compost pile, will I be able to use the compost on my veggie bed or not? I read somewhere else that as long as the compost breaks down over time, or heats up enough (which my little pile has never done), it's ok to use on the veggies. I just want some more opinions on this use. I'd still have enough other areas to spread it if not on my veggie bed...
There were whole threads on this somewhere. I read them and started saving pee for my compost pile and it made it heat up fast! I don't do it all the time, mainly because it's too much trouble. Some people dilute the pee and use it on plants.
After reading about all the uses of pee in the garden I feel guilty when I start disposing of it.
The best compost starter bar none is black strap molasses. All of the above will only help.
The molasses is available at feed mills where they make cattle feed for about six bucks a gallon...less if you buy five gallons. You must take your own container. This is feed grade with all the goodness left in for the cattle. The price varies around the country.
Actually, for a brief time during my freshman year of college, my friends called me "Puddles" after an incident wherein I drunkenly mistook a living room for a bathroom.
My DG nickname is a reference to my time in the USCG. The Navy types called us "puddle pirates" as an insult. I've turned it into a badge of honor, since it takes real skill to handle ships in shallow water. Any fool can slog across the open ocean.