I made a DIY dog composer out of a storage tote. Following directions from the pet project, I added Roebic septic treatment to jump-start the microbes. Unfortunately during the process of adding the septic starter my lovely dog bumped me and I fell in the hole, so the entire bottle of septic starter was added. The bottle says it is used to treat up to 500 gallons. I do not plan on using the compost at all. Should I be concerned?

Answer

I am not familiar with that brand because I never buy those septic starters. They are not necessary since they are only bacteria. Bacteria are everywhere, and when I start a compost heap I throw on a little soil (which, by the way, contains bacteria).

There is nothing wrong with that compost and you can use it when it is ready. That 500 gallon number means nothing as it is just a number made up by someone at the factory. No, you should not be concerned.

Updated on August 19, 2019

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