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How much HLA to activate a compost heap?

I suppose a family might produce half a gallon of HLA a day.
Is that too much for a one metre cube compost heap?

HLA is often recommended, but I've never seen advice about quantity.
What is too little - and what is too much?
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How much HLA to activate a compost heap?

I suppose a family might produce half a gallon of HLA a day.
Is that too much for a one metre cube compost heap?

HLA is often recommended, but I've never seen advice about quantity.
What is too little - and what is too much?
--
Chris


Goodness another odd abbreviation well if your family is producing Human
Leucocyte Antigen in that quantity I should consult a doctor rather quickly.
If on the other hand you are looking to add urine to accelerate the
composting I should think one mans early morning product ( which is quite
concentrated) should be enough especially if it includes reprocessed good
ale. Which is another dammed fine reason for drinking the stuff.

Derek


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How much HLA to activate a compost heap?

I suppose a family might produce half a gallon of HLA a day.
Is that too much for a one metre cube compost heap?

HLA is often recommended, but I've never seen advice about quantity.
What is too little - and what is too much?
--
Chris
If you leave a 10litre bucket bythe compost heap, then when you get taken short, just pee into the bucket '[ which will be full of rainwater] then when the heap is a bit of the dry side, just pour it in. You're adding nitrates in dilute form plus bacteria. No great science it will work.

Easier if you construct the heap correctly in the first place with a good mix of ingredients and it should fire off nicely. Give it a turn every few weeks when you think the heap has cooled.


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