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I had a 20l bag full of leaves and stems from last years harvest and a little bit of coco and dirt.  It had been sealed for a year and did not smell bad when i opened it, however there was an intense ammonia smell a day later after spreading in the bed.

 

After some reading I decided to till in activated carbon and water it down.

 

Any suggestions on what else I can do for this? Organic solutions preferred.

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@superblanco Just letting some air get to it will usually help mate. The bad smells come when the bacteria in the soil isnt getting enough air, and it turns anaerobic. When air is added, the bacteria turns good again and the bad smells go away.

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Yeah the smell has gone down a lot since adding the activated charcoal and turning it. Still smells, but I can no longer clean glass with the fumes.

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Added a little hydrated lime last week and watered.  Several days ago I noticed the ammonia smell disappeared, so I broadcast clover, asian basil, buckwheat, dwarf wheat and different bean seeds in the bed.

 

This morning I took a peek under the soil and I am seeing healthy sprouts.  Iwill check again in a week, but I think the soil is almost ready

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