Angela Brown wrote:Thanks for that info Ardilla. What you say about heavy metals makes sense to me. I am so new to this stuff and I have all kinds of questions. I found that video interesting because I know Paul isn't a fan of sheet mulching with cardboard because of what could potentially be in the glues, inks and other things used during the process of making it. If the toxic gick is being changed into inert molecules during the composting process, then is there really anything wrong with using cardboard? This also makes me wonder about all the grass clipping that different communities collect and compost. A lot of the grass is sprayed with pesticides and such then clipped and left on the curb. The half life of these chemicals doesn't seem to be affected by the composting process. Do you suppose that different chemical compounds take longer to be affected by the composting process? If so, how much is left behind after the compost pile has reached it's peak in the process? See I told you I have a ton of questions! LOL
Angela Brown wrote:... I am waiting to hear from a nearby community garden if I get a spot this summer.