Leaf Litter and Thatch Exp Update

After 5 weeks there has been no significant difference between the control and the one time treatments in both the oak leaf litter and the harding grass thatch bins. Here is a picture taken at 5 weeks…page down and compare to the initial photo…

Thatch and Leaf Litter Trial (Week 5)

The next phase will begin with a once a week treatment following the initial amounts of compost, compost tea and water. (see 1-3 listed below). I will continue this until total decomposition.

1.    Control Bin – this bin will receive 4 cups of water with each treatment session (to establish the same amount of added moisture as the Tea Bin)
2.    Tea Bin – this bin will receive 1 cup of compost tea mixed with three cups of water evenly distributed over the top layer of thatch and leaf litter.
3.    Compost Bin – this bin will receive 2 cups of compost and 4 cups of water with each treatment session (the 4 cups of water is to establish the same amount of added moisture as the Tea Bin)

2 Comments »

  1. badmash Said,

    October 23, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    I just signed up to your blogs rss feed. Will you post more on this subject?

  2. Ben Said,

    October 29, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    Hi badmash, this project is ongoing and may have more documentation. As you can likely tell, frequency of posts has dropped, as we are a bit understaffed to manage all the ongoing projects and post as well. Is there a particular aspect you are interested in?

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