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Is it still ok?

Discussion in 'Compost, Fertilisers & Recycling' started by JJ28, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. JJ28

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    I kept blood, fish, bone in the shed over winter and now the box (cardboard) and contents are very damp. When dried out, will it still be usable please?
     
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    I noticed my box was the same but haven’t looked inside yet.
     
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    I dont know for sure but what i do is keep the soggy mess and put a small scoop into a watering can and use it up that way instead of binning it. Same food just damp?
     
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    I still use it.. there was a thread on here before about it and mostly everyone still seemed to use it, it might have depleted some nutrients though. I'd rather use than chuck. Big plastic tubs with snap on lids are good for storing dry feeds if they come in cardboard boxes :smile:

    Like that idea tho @WeeTam :blue thumb:
     
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      This happens to everyone , the cardboard boxes seem to attract moisture . The BFB will be ok , just dry it out a little and break it up .
       
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      Thank you all for replies. I wil lspread it out on a tray & put in conservatory.
       
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        Smelly conservatory :whistle:
         
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          I've not had this problem with FBB fertilisers much as mostly buy a big bucket at the beginning of the season and use it all up.
          Worst ones for doing this,I find, is ammonium sulphate, epsom salts and the granular liquid feeds, (miracle grow etc.).
          I think the word is hygroscopic, they absorb moisture from the atmosphere, even in summer, so best kept indoors in a jar during winter.
           
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            Hmmmm....smelly conservatory no longer. BFB now drying out in shed where it got damp in the first place - the cat wouldn't leave it alone in the conservatory.......
             
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              while on the subject, does anyone have any opinions on the best vegetarian alternative to BFB?

              The wifey would go mad if I put this in the garden :)
               
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              Probably things like comfrey or nettle tea; both of which pong, but these are not slow releae.
              If you want to go non organic you end up with growmore, ammonium sulphate etc these are fast acting unlike BFB.
              For slow release you could look at some of the mineral dusts that are available, I've only seen adverts for these never used them.
              Could you get away with sheep's wool? As you can buy the trimmings from around the rear for use as a fertiliser. Fertiliser Pellets Made of Sheep's Wool | Manufactum
              Strulch is another possibility.
               
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              Agree with Nigel, Liquid seaweed is great but again short term. I use the wool pellets as a mulch against slugs, apparently it feeds the soil as well.
               

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