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Compost white lumps - too much fire ash?

I have 2 compost bins & am very happy with the compost produced in 1 but the other has large white lumps in it.
I did a while ago put quite a bit of old ash from garden fires so am thinking there’s maybe too much of that in there maybe??
Any ideas what the white lumps are & what I should do about them?
Ive included pics of the good compost and the one with white lumps & smaller white bits in. 
Would these composts be best to use if I mix them together?

Thanks for any advice! 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281
    It took me a while to realise that was a white glove.  Just mix it up a bit. It is either ash, no problem, or fungal mycelia, also no problem.
  • @fidgetbones - hi & thanks! sorry yes the gloves are white!  :)
    The lump it’s holding is split in two so you can see the middle, it’s quite big and kind of clay consistency. 
    I’m thinking I should take these big lumps out.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281
    If they are solid lumps of ash, mix them up with water and water back on to distribute.
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