still hot/steaming - can I use it?
I just got a truckload of mushroom compost delivered which I was planning to use for my raised beds. It looks great but turns out it's still hot to the touch. It was steaming as it came off the truck. Has stopped now, but I imagine it will start up again once the pile sits. It has a slightly sharp odor - not bad, but distinct.
Can I plant in this now or do I have to wait? If I have to wait, how long do you suppose it will be? Is it possible to use some of it mixed with something less active?
I do see some chunks that look like horse manure - I'm guessing they're really about 1/2 way to soil.