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Old 22-02-2005, 03:16 PM
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Does anyone know what Garotta is? Is it a chemical or is it "natural"
in any sense? Would it do in my new "Green Cone" digester?
TIA
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Old 22-02-2005, 04:26 PM
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"John Edgar" wrote in message
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Does anyone know what Garotta is? Is it a chemical or is it "natural"
in any sense? Would it do in my new "Green Cone" digester?
TIA
John

It's Ammonium sulphate--should be ok



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Old 22-02-2005, 07:53 PM
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I've seen it in our DIY store as a composting accelerator.
Have you tried urinating in it instead? That's supposed to speed
things up as fast as any packaged product. I've asked the council
(York) - and they can't see any reason why I can't pee on my heap, so
long as I do not expose myself in front of the neighbours.

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Old 22-02-2005, 08:45 PM
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you asked the council's permission to pee on your own compost heap?? I know
the Home Secretary can have you locked up in your own bedroom these days,
but even so!!


"Kieran23" wrote in message
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I've seen it in our DIY store as a composting accelerator.
Have you tried urinating in it instead? That's supposed to speed
things up as fast as any packaged product. I've asked the council
(York) - and they can't see any reason why I can't pee on my heap, so
long as I do not expose myself in front of the neighbours.



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Old 22-02-2005, 09:30 PM
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In article .com,
Kieran23 writes
I've seen it in our DIY store as a composting accelerator.
Have you tried urinating in it instead? That's supposed to speed
things up as fast as any packaged product. I've asked the council
(York) - and they can't see any reason why I can't pee on my heap,


Blimey! I bet that's a first!
Most of us pee without asking permission ;-)

so
long as I do not expose myself in front of the neighbours.


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Kay
"Do not insult the crocodile until you have crossed the river"



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Old 22-02-2005, 10:04 PM
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Blimey! I bet that's a first!
Most of us pee without asking permission ;-)


back to the privy at the bottom of the garden ;-)) ???


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Old 22-02-2005, 10:26 PM
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In message .com,
Kieran23 writes
I've seen it in our DIY store as a composting accelerator.
Have you tried urinating in it instead? That's supposed to speed
things up as fast as any packaged product. I've asked the council
(York) - and they can't see any reason why I can't pee on my heap, so
long as I do not expose myself in front of the neighbours.

You asked your council?? Blimey! Did they come round to check?

Sorry for the frivolity. We had a long discussion about the subject on
this ng several years ago. IIRC, it resulted in some novel ideas.
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Old 22-02-2005, 10:46 PM
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John Edgar wrote:

Does anyone know what Garotta is? Is it a chemical or is it "natural"
in any sense? Would it do in my new "Green Cone" digester?


It is a bit of both. Freeze dried compost fungi and ammonium salts.

It works pretty well to start a new heap into hot composting early in
the season. You can cut it with much cheaper inorganic ammonium
sulphate. Helps small heaps rot down faster - irrelevant for big heaps.

It is a pretty good way to start a new compost heap along the right track.

Regards,
Martin Brown
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Old 23-02-2005, 12:26 PM
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I assure you that I would have been happy to take matters into my own
hand, so to speak. I was interested to see how the council would
react. As it happens they gave the thumbs up within 5 minutes of me
sending an email.



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