Re: [tomato] Compost

margaret lauterbach (
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 09:15:23 -0700

At 10:19 AM 3/7/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Thanks for all the information regarding soils, compost, and no-till
>planting.  You mentioned that you maintained a compost "heap".  I am
>trying to get started with a compost heap or bin.  I found a web site
>     which has
>information and instructions on how to build compost an maintain the
>pile.  Do varmints ever try to get in your compost material, because of
>the selected kitchen scraps?
>Have you tried the kitty litter in prior years to have seen results of
>the addition of that ingredient to the compost, or is this the first
>year to experiment with kitty litter as an ingredient?  Are there any
>other experiments you have done in maintaining your compost heap, that
>you found successful, and would care to share with "beginners" in the
>task of building a compost heap?

Folks, kitty litter should NOT be used in a compost pile.  Humans can get
feline and canine parasites, and kitty litter may carry terrible diseases
as well.  Margaret