Jonathan A Young wrote:Hi, Chuck, I registered for the forum (been lurking for many, many years) just to respond to your question.
Jay Angler wrote:@ Jonathan A Young - Interesting that you just experimented with adding a little clay, as I did the same thing this spring to some raised beds I made and essentially for the same reason. It's a bit early to tell the long term effect, but at the moment the beds are growing happily.
I agree that not all compost is created equal, particularly if it's made of a limited variety of material. I don't particularly aim for a really hot compost as then it seems as if all the carbon and nitrogen I want to keep are going up into the atmosphere. I've been trying to mix in what biochar I can make to help out the microbes also.