Grow Biointensive compost
The chapter in Grow
More Vegetables that
held up best to scientific scrutiny covered compost. Jeavons'
compost pile is very different from many I've seen because he
incorporates a lot of soil and keeps the C:N ratio quite high (44:1) as
a way of maximizing humus creation rather than minimizing cooking
time. This is where a lot of the grain
leaves and stems from his garden end up, along with kitchen waste,
twigs, and small branches, and the lignin in the woodier materials
tends to create more humus in the final product. While Grow
Biointensive piles take four months or more to fully cure, the organic
matter they produce also lasts much longer in the soil.
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