At the end of the summer season I started to inoculate a batch in the garage... I used castings, urea, chicken manure, molasses, water and flour. It was a liquid slurry that I mixed daily..... For about 2 weeks. At that point it was too cold to add it to the compost pile so I just left it to winter in the shop... Frozen 1/2 the time, I'm pretty sure it went anaerobic. What are the hazards of using this as is, should I add some beer, molasses and an aerator first or just mix it into my raised tomato bed and hope for the best? I inoculated the bed last season with Bigfoot micorhize.
I've been thinking about this post, and came up with a couple of opinions...
As long as you didn't include anything toxic, it would seem that the worst thing that could happen is that it went anaerobic. It isn't like you poured battery acid in it. The soil will deal with it, and will eventually turn it rightside-up again.
I don't know if there are any hazards with using it. As soon as you add it to soil or compost, it'll immediately become a hotel for new microbes to move into. If it were me, I'd just mix it with a batch of fresh compost for a week and then use it however you wish -- potting soil, an amendment for a bed, or whatever.
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