Cooking soil, how long will it stay so hot?

BudLover#69

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I tried to get an answer @ organics didn't work! lol, so I'll try it here.

:holysheep: Did I screw up bad? I have a 45gallon tub of soil mix that I recycle. Wanting to ammend it a bit, I added 3lbs bone meal, 1cu ft cow menure and a big bag of perlite.

One day later, the soil smells and is very hot to the touch!, if you dig down a little, it is really cooking/hot! I never had my soil get this hot before. Does anyone know about how long that should last? I have always used about half what I did this time and it never heated up like this. :cool: Thanks for any advise, I don't want to get more potting soil/perlite the tub is full, but I need to use the soil soon!:D Will it cook for days or weeks?

Also my crazy friend said to put a bag of brown sugar in the mix! anyone ever do this?? I have read about molases, so I was thinking he might be right, just never read anything like that??. Thanks;)
 

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an active compost pile will get really hot. like 140-160 degrees F. its a good thing, means the pile is active and the bacteria are doing their thing. it should cool down after a few days.

to compost people that heat is a good thing and sign that mother nature is working well...
 

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You need to use WELL ROTTED manure not fresh! You must have used fresh. It will take months before it's safe to use.
 

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leafminer said:
You need to use WELL ROTTED manure not fresh! You must have used fresh. It will take months before it's safe to use.
:holysheep: Serious!?!,,,Mannnn.. it was just a bag of the 97 cent stuff @ home depot, Thx though man I guess I'll find out cuase soon as it cools I'm using it damm guess I'll get some bags potting soil and perlite and just mix it all a little in a couple weeks. I do at least have a few weeks before I have to repot.;)

Old_SSSC_Guy said:
an active compost pile will get really hot. like 140-160 degrees F. its a good thing, means the pile is active and the bacteria are doing their thing. it should cool down after a few days.

to compost people that heat is a good thing and sign that mother nature is working well...
Thanks, I sure hope so!:) What does sssc stand for? just curious
 

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If it came in a bag, it was composted manure, no worries. They don't sell fresh manure, not at the stores anyway. Farms are a different story.

SSSC= Super Sativa Seed Club. Where I bought my first seeds (Williams Wonder), back in 1990 IIRC.

Brown sugar? LOL Perhaps some molasses/water for the bacteria, but it sounds like it's cooking well without it.

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Thanks Wetdog,, Man I was freaking out for a min! Gotta Smoke a Fatty now! Calm my weak nerves, lol
 

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