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Can I make compost from woodchips and cow manure

Discussion in 'Compost, Fertilisers & Recycling' started by TMAK, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. TMAK

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    Hi Quick Question for all you experts out there,
    I recently bought a woodchipper from Aldi which makes nice small wood chips, and I would have a good supply of branches and twigs to get rid of(Mainly conifers), If I mixed this with fresh cow manure would I be able to make some compost for next year, I would also have some fresh grass clippings I could add to the mix, and probably some general weeds.
    What do ye think, Would this work
     
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    I don't think conifers work for composting TMAK because of the resin, but I'm not certain about that. Hopefully other members will answer this question for you. :)
     
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      Both cow manure and woodchips break down by a fungal process rather than the bacterial process of composting. You'd have sucess with the manure, but I think the chips would take longer to break down and they'd rob the manure of nitrogen while doing it.
       
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