Should I still use these ferts?

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Okay so these are some homemade "cakes" obviously. I belive they are similar to a recipe from @Brian Van Fleet , but I don't know what exactly is in them.

I actually took them off of a tree and they were brown looking delicious like "cakes" should.

My idea was to make them smaller and then distribute them to my smaller trees to finish out the year.

I put them into a plastic bag, I believe that has played a part into this, but not sure.

Could this be a good bacteria? Is it just mold? Can I still use them???
 

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I think it grew some anaerobic mold while in the bags? I wouldn't eat them, but I also wouldn't think there would be any plant affecting pathogens in there.
 

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Hmmm, wouldn't they "disintegrate" into the soil though?
Eventually. Not sure why you would want that to happen. It could start clogging the soil and prevent good drainage.

I use Brian's recipe and I take them off the soil when they are spent. I don't want the debris clogging my soil
 

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You've got a dime bag of mold there...Won't hurt your trees, which deal with all kinds of crap like this. Probably won't do them any good however. The pellets aren't any good after a month or so of exposure to the elements.
 

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Eventually. Not sure why you would want that to happen. It could start clogging the soil and prevent good drainage.
Its not that I want THAT to happen. I believe Ryan Neil mentioned something along the lines of it promoting fine root growth towards the base of the tree. I could be wrong, I need to rewatch that video anyway.

I've been told that cakes are no good after about 3-4 weeks, same goes for chicken nuggets.

Plus animals go at them....so I use water soluble chemical fert.
The animals was my concern. Thats probably my biggest hesitation. We dont have many squirrels but there are birds and rabbits lol

I use the @M.Frary technique for Blue Juice. Actually plan om starting back up this Sunday lol

You've got a dime bag of mold there...Won't hurt your trees, which deal with all kinds of crap like this. Probably won't do them any good however. The pellets aren't any good after a month or so of exposure to the elements.
If it won't do any good then I guess I will pass and just crank back up the liquid ferts.
 

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