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Can you compost with a lot of pine

Posted by k2pnw N Idaho (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 22:34

I just moved to the panhandle in ID to start my farm. I would like to do large scale composting with wood, but we have only pine available.
Is this still possible? Would it be a benefit to turn the wood into sawdust or very fine chips? Do I simply use more greenery?

THANK YOU!


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RE: Can you compost with a lot of pine

caps lock not needed,

can't give you a difinitive answer, maybe no one can.

we are living where once stood radiata pines, some of this material ended up on our hugelkultur beds, we get lots of pine needles and cones as the blocks either side are still fully pine planted.

none of this appears to be affecting anything adversely the top soil in our beds came from on site, we use oodles of gypsum with a dash of dolomite(just in case)

when they slash the other properties (to minimise fire risk) we rake that grass and use it as mulch, it contains lots of needles and cones, no discernible issues.

Here is a link that might be useful: lens garden page


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dunno how to add 2 pic's at one time?


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