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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:02 pm 
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do ya'll know if it is a good idea to put milk in my compost pile? i just purchased a half gallon from the store and it is sour and i am too lazy to take it up there and argue that they owe me another half gallon.

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Sure milk is a great "greens" source for your compost pile. Rich in calcium and phosphorus. Plus it is a great fungal food in the compost pile for the microherd.

Always mix any stinky, nasty stuff with at least 2-3 times more "browns" than "greens", in order to reduce stinky smells, absorb the nitrogen, and reduce pests from smelling it and getting in it.

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Good deal, I hate to just throw it away. Just so I am clear on this - should I pour it over the top and then turn the pile? Is that what you meant by mixing it in?

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Absolutely!

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Garden-Ville has a contract with local dairy to dump their excess cream (from all the skim milk we have turned to). They dump it by the tank car load.

I would not waste the protein on the pile, though. Pour it on your lawn and tell us what happens.

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