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Compost white lumps - too much fire ash?

Hi.
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! 



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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • @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: 15,857
    If they are solid lumps of ash, mix them up with water and water back on to distribute.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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