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Practical composting.

Postby Durgan » Apr 20, 2008 10:59 am

Practical composting.

http://iegeit.notlong.com 20 April 2008 Practical composting and use.

All vegetation is chopped on a block with a machette, or put through the chipper/shreddeer to make small pieces. This facilitates the brewing of the vegetation. The open end pile is easy to service for turning over, and for removing for placing on the garden beds.

Five wheelbarrel loads were put on this bed and worked in with the Honda FG110 tiller. The effort from start to finish took one hour. Note: Eight wheelbarrow full are about one cubic yard.
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Postby DiscoDame » Apr 20, 2008 1:23 pm

Durgan, your composting ability is AMAZING, and your beds already look fantastic.

Questions for you:
-do you "make" this much compost every year?
-do you use the compost as a topdressing, or do you dig it in to the existing soil?
-if you use this much compost do you bother with fertilizer (do you even need it?

by the way, your puppy's gorgeous. thanks for the pictures.
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Postby Durgan » Apr 20, 2008 2:21 pm

DiscoDame wrote:Durgan, your composting ability is AMAZING, and your beds already look fantastic.

Questions for you:
-do you "make" this much compost every year?
-do you use the compost as a topdressing, or do you dig it in to the existing soil?
-if you use this much compost do you bother with fertilizer (do you even need it?
by the way, your puppy's gorgeous. thanks for the pictures.


From the garden vegetation there is about 6 cu yards of compost yearly. The compost is mixed with the underlying soil. I use no commercial fertilizer, but do get some more compost (9-15 yards) a half a yard per day from the city during the month of May. This is usually too late for the garden beds, so I store it and put on the beds in the Fall.
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