Glen Kowalski wrote:Sorry for the lack of updates work and life have been hectic. The new recipe was/is 40 lbs of alfalfa pellets 40 lbs of coffee grounds about 12 lbs of bananas and kitchen scraps and an equal amount by volume of pine wood shavings. The pile got hot in 2 days and stayed around 135-145 degrees for almost 3 weeks. It has since cooled and I haven't been able to get it to reheat yet.
James Freyr wrote:The vinegar trick does work, and I'll share my experience using it. I have used not grocery store vinegar but 10% and 15% acetic acid vinegars, with a little dish soap as a surfactant. It works, it's non-selective, burning most everything it contacts. "weeds" tend to die, grasses on the other hand seem to relentlessly recover, requiring regular reapplication during the warm months. I have come across in the past a few things that seemed to have a particular sort of waxy leaf surface, and my vinegar spray just beaded up and rolled off the leaves. It seems to work best when applied late morning on a bright sunny day having a full afternoon to wither and dehydrate.