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Author Topic: What do you think the active ingredient is in Wilkos Garden Compost Accelerator  (Read 249 times)

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SnooziSuzi

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I looked at this in Wilkos yesterday but the packaging didn't say what it was that accelerated the compost production or if it was suitable for organic growers (therefore I suspect it isn't!).

http://www.wilko.com/plant-food+fertilisers/wilko-compost-maker-15kg/invt/0135397

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Usually just a mix of lime and a cheap source of fertiliser, such as BF&B or chicken manure to accelerate the rotting process.

The more expensive types include Ammonium sulphamate.
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Hmm.  Thanks guys.  Don't think I'll bother with it then  :nowink:

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Got me thinking, human urine is a common DIY compost accelerator  but if you are on any medication it could probably not be classed as organic no matter how natural your diet ! :)

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Thankfully I'm not on any medication and I regularly empty a bucket onto the heap (along with loo roll - it's biodegradable  :wub:) as I choose not to use the stinky chemical toilet that's on site so maybe that's all I need to be doing.

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Thankfully I'm not on any medication and I regularly empty a bucket onto the heap (along with loo roll - it's biodegradable  :wub:) as I choose not to use the stinky chemical toilet that's on site so maybe that's all I need to be doing.

Good for you !

The UK is years behind the scandinavian countries in using human sourced nutrients.

I expect the label on supermarket goods would freak people beyond the profit margin  ! ;)



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