I worked compost into my raised beds and noticed a very strong ammonia odor. My beds are for vegetables and herbs. What do I do now? Will I be able to plant this year? I have about 1.5 yards left that I was going to spread on my flower beds. Can I use this or will it burn my shrubs?
Strong Ammonia Odor in Compost
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Ammonia smells from compost usually mean too many greens and not enough brown material in the pile. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/compost-smells-bad.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/browns-greens-compost.htm