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Strong Ammonia Odor in Compost

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?


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 04/29/2014 @ 10:30 am

Ammonia smells from compost usually mean too many greens and not enough brown material in the pile. Here is more information: [1], [2]


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