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Old 07-09-2003, 04:12 PM
Tom Jaszewski
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Default solarizing compost

On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 11:39:00 +0100,
(Jim W) wrote:

The OP asked about reducing fungal growth in own compost. Heat treatment
would minimise this IMO.

I INCOURAGE fungal growth in compost! Fungi are an important part of
why we use compost. If home gardeners would learn to make thermophilic
compost or use a worm farm to prcess waste, pathogens would not be a

If we need to get the compost up to temperature to kill pathogens,
150F, solarization will not likely be sufficient.