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I just built a no dig bed last night since it was going to rain (yay clean free water!!) I planned on planting it out today with what's left of my compost. This morning I checked the bed and it seems to be generating a bit of heat. My compost usually ramps up on day 2 or 3... and most of what I read days it's safe to plant directly into compost pockets with no waiting period, So I wasn't expecting the heat. Is it really ok to plant into?


I know in some places it's early still and the heat would be a good thing. I'm in the Houston area, zone 9a and my tomatoes are 5 ft tall and setting fruit already. Lettuce is still doing good though.  I have plugs ready to go in, not starting seeds. The plants in question are heat lovers... peppers, cucumbers, and okra. As im writing this im thinking it should be fine...

Any advise?
 
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How's the temperature?

I'm thinking if compost is spread thin enough over the bed it shouldn't generate enough heat to cause trouble, so plant away.
 
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