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Christophe's Compost Corner | Make Your Own Compost | Compost Science

Coping with High Temperatures in Thermophilic Pile

This a busy time on the farm and so this blog will be short and sweet More fungal tea was applied in the orchard this week One of our windrows (N...

Composting Update from Frog Hollow Farm: March 19th, 2015

The last time we connected via this blog, we were discussing soil organic matter (SOM). This topic is very interesting and very dear to me. However...

Happy Winter Solstice and a Merry Christmas

•We had a fair amount of rain last week and this means that it was not possible to turn the thermophilic compost windrows as scheduled. It was diff...

More on our way to sustainability at Frog Hollow Farm

• As soon as the rains stop and the ground dries, we will start filling the 700 tree holes that will be replanted with new trees with thermophilic ...

Microbial Communities: Root of All Good

•Our “oldest” windrow which was constructed in August is still “hot” with an average temperature of 120 F and areas (hotspots) that are at 135 F. w...

Compost Update: Nov. 23, 2014

• When is a compost windrow (thermophilic compost) or a vermicompost ready to be applied in the orchard at Frog Hollow? Thermophilic composts have ...

No Truffles at Frog Hollow Farm (Yet)

•A new vegetable garden called the McKinney block (about 5 acres) will be soon prepared for late winter and early spring planting at Frog Hollow. B...

Got Mushrooms?

•The thermophilic compost area at Frog Hollow is slowly doubling in size. Many local Brentwood landscapers and arborists are regularly bringing the...

Ecosystem Engineers

A citation from a recent review article entitled “Vermiculture technology: reviving the dreams of Sir Charles Darwin”: compared to human beings, ea...

Preparing for The Winter: Coming Up Is A Beautiful Vegetable Garden

• Humic acids produced in compost and vermicompost are a very important and interesting topic but this discussion will again be postponed till ne...

Why pile dirt on dirt?

We will continue the discussion about humic acids that are produced in vermicompost and thermophilic compost next week. The vermicompost area...

Replanting for The 2015 Season at Frog Hollow Farm

About 1000 trees were uprooted last month and will be replaced in the spring with new trees. This week each pre-planting hole was filled with...