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Interesting Method: Fungal Compost

 
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Urban Farmer Curtis Stone with John from WiseEarthFarm: Supercharged DIY (fungal) Compost.

Starts at about 1:20 into the video.



 
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Good stuff.  I appreciate a lot of what Curtis does and says in his videos.  There is one of his videos, however, where he rails against permaculture, and after that, I really have to question more of what he says.  Not much in this one to question though.  System speaks largely for itself.  It would be nice to see the guy being interviewed mix his ingredients up and do the initial set up, particularly for those who are newer to composting, particularly with the heavily touted wood chips.  Not that I have anything particularly against wood chips, but that they a bit more of a finicky ingredient to compost properly in my experience.  Not a beginner project, unless the ingredients are set right, then it's bingo bango, just like that-as in the video.  He does mention his ratios, but the description could use some images.  
 
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Fungal Composting aka High Carbon super low nitrogen compost works wonderfully.
You just have to give the compost time to reach max biological capacity and then level off/die off before you start planting your crops into it. Otherwise you will have to feed your plants, which is doable with urine/manure/etc.
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