The Clash of the Composts! vol. 2

The Clash of the Composts! vol. 2

It’s time for Clash of the Composts round 2, and this time I’m growing chives.  The 4 soil types are: worm castings, tumbler compost, commercial compost and trench compost/dirt.

This time around was pretty much the same…my homemade worm castings and tumbler compost outperformed the commercial compost and the regular dirt by a bit.

One cool thing I noticed this time was how the commercial compost was free of weeds…this is due to the thermal kill levels of mass piles of compost, and it showed.  Perhaps that is also why it didn’t do as well as my stuff.

The obvious conclusion here, like last time, is that compost definitely helps your stuff grow…so use it!

Hit the Like button and let me know if you’ve tried comparing compost types before…it’s actually a lot of fun!  If you haven’t signed up for my free composting course, you should do that on the right hand side of the page.

2 thoughts on “The Clash of the Composts! vol. 2”

  1. Tyler

    Do you have a moisture meter ? I’d like to know what it reads in your various systems.
    I have stacked plastic bins since April; a Worm Inn is on the way. I totally rearranged the garage to make room for both of them. I am doing a leachate test on some abused scraps of a rose. My favorite commercial compost/mulch is Booster Blend from Cedar Grove. I’m looking for horse manure, based on stuff I’ve read online. Need some C.

    1. Hi Barbara,

      I didn’t have a moisture meter for this experiment, although in hindsight it would have made it a bit more exciting.

      When I do this again in the future, I will definitely have one.

      How’s the stacked bin system working out?

      Leachate bothers me a bit…there’s so many variables that can determine whether it has positive or negative effects.

      For compost tea, I’m more into the simple method of putting a few handfuls of finished compost in a 5 gallon bucket and adding rainwater.

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