Does anyone age/compost their own pine bark fines?
From my plunge into Container Soils - Water Movement and Retention and associated threads, I recall an old post - which I just cannot find again - explicitly mentioned something like taking pine bark, adding high-nitrogen fertilizer, and leaving it over the winter to have aged-pine-fines in the spring.
If it sounds familiar, can anyone provide detail? Perhaps some water and aeration might help too? Left outdoors in weather, or indoors OK, also?
Assuming that procedure would work, wonder if the (in my area) more commonly available 2" bark nuggets would break down enough to be ready to use in a classic version of 5-1-1.
PS I do understand that many here have mentioned they successfully and routinely use uncomposted bark in 5-1-1.
This post was edited by acg85 on Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 22:37