Jeremy Baker wrote:I didn’t know about Kelly Kettles. What a great invention. Did you try setting one on top of a wood gasifier stove, TLUD, or rocket stove? Is there anyway to use a hopper to feed pellets? In that video in England created it made a huge amount of smoke. I like Marts burn better using cardboard and less smoke. Not sure how to answer your questions. I would think a vortex helps with time, turbulence , and temperature. Looking forward to your next test.
thomas rubino wrote:So Mart ; When are you firing it up? OR When is the big explosion???
No , Sorry Mart couldn't help myself!
Nothing wrong with your idea. Are the heater hoses 3/4" ?
When are you going to try it?
Jim Dello wrote:Ok, so to summarise:
- The vast majority of straw/hay will have been sprayed at some point in its life.
- The damage to crops that you plant into beds that you have mulched will vary greatly depending on the type of chemical used in the herbicide.
- The worst offenders are picloram, clopyralid, and aminopyralid.
- Certain gardeners report no problems once the straw has been left to rot for a year.
- Leaving the straw to rot and stimulating the process by wetting bales can stimulate growth of bacteria and funghi that can help with processing any traces of less harmful chemicals (e.g. Harmony, 2.,4-D).
- You must ensure that the person who supplies you with the straw/hay knows exactly what type of chemicals have been used.
Ok, so I need to find out exactly what herbicide was used as I might get away with composting it in a separate pile for a few months, after which I'll do a test. I was told "something similar to Nimble", but I'm still waiting on more information.
I did use straw from the same supplier last year and didn't notice any particular growth deficiencies. Perhaps the effects could be delayed as the straw breaks down and becomes humous?
Thanks for your replies.