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Post  danieggert 2/15/2023, 1:27 pm

HI,  Still early in the year, but looking for my 5 compost for first sfg.  I don't mind paying more this year to get things on the right start.  I have started a compost pile for next year.

What do you think of this?????

Bu's Blend Biodynamic Compost
 
Organic dairy cow manure, wood chips, and biodynamic concentrations of yarrow, chamomile, valerian, stinging nettle, dandelion and oak bark.
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Post  OhioGardener 2/15/2023, 6:17 pm

danieggert wrote:Bu's Blend Biodynamic Compost
 
Organic dairy cow manure, wood chips, and biodynamic concentrations of yarrow, chamomile, valerian, stinging nettle, dandelion and oak bark.

I think I would consider that a manure, and include it in the up to 20% of the total.  I had to look up the "biodynamic concentrations of yarrow, chamomile, valerian, stinging nettle, dandelion and oak bark" to see what that was, and it is mostly marketing verbiage:

Biodynamic compost is enhanced and enlivened through the use of six preparations made from yarrow, chamomile, stinging nettle, oak bark, dandelion, and valerian (#502, 503, 504, 505, 506, and 507, respectively). Each of these medicinal herbs is transformed through a unique process that brings it into relationship with the animal kingdom, the earth, and the cycle of the year. Bringing these elements together magnifies their healing qualities, fosters the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi, and creates powerfully concentrated substances to guide the development of the compost. A small quantity of each preparation is added to the compost pile just after it is built, and again after it is turned. Biodynamic preparations strengthen the quality of the compost by stabilizing nitrogen and other nutrients, multiplying microbial diversity, and bringing more sensitivity to the composting process. Biodynamic compost helps attune the soil to the whole farm organism and wider influences while increasing soil life and stable organic matter. Biodynamic compost also brings more carbon into the living realm, helping to restore balance to the climate.

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Post  sanderson 2/15/2023, 11:45 pm

I just discovered Br's Blend. bounce  I'm dancing because it doesn't require screening and looks gorgeous.  But, as OG stated, it is a manure-based compost, NOT a super duper biodynamic compost.  Hippee hype.  

Bu's Blend on the left I love you and Dr. Earth's Compost on the right showing wood pieces fibers and other fibrous material.  Any thoughts on this compost Compos73

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