Whats that smell?

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  1. Coppice

    Coppice In Flower

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    The variety of things that work successfuly as additions to compost are legion.

    I have managed a few times to find things that I won't add again to a compost.

    Human hair

    The combings from a hair brush still routinely (one head-or dog at a time), go into my compost. No problem.

    I did solicit from a beautician about four lawn bags of human hair. I did not try to layer it in either. It all went in, in one mass.

    The scent was rather like I imagine what composting your mother-in-law smells like. :'(
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    "The scent was rather like I imagine what composting your mother-in-law smells like"

    UGH I'm glad that I've never been tempted to add human hair to my compost bins. Not that I've ever tried composting my MIL - I think she'd object if I did!! :D :D
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Gross! (mental note to myself...never add lots of hair to the compost)
     
  4. Coppice

    Coppice In Flower

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    I didn't do this:

    A neighbor milk-cow farmer had a couple calfs pass away. rather than bury them he simply put them in the center of his manure pile.

    I didn't know intact bovine remains would float. Neither did he.

    Not nice.
     



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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    I just lost my appetite. My husband's not happy since he's the live-in chef. :(
     
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    Composting mother-in-law, hmmmmm. This forum does give a person such good ideas . . . .
     
  7. Coppice

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    At the time, I and MIL were, um, not close. I didn't need the suspicion...
     
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