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» LARGE tyre for potatoes?
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LARGE tyre for potatoes?

12/4/2022, 2:59 pm by KiwiSFGnewbie

There's a LARGE tractor tyre (i.e. with BIG tread) going for free in my neighbourhood.  I thought about growing potatoes in it but wonder whether it might be too hot?  I guess I could put it in the shade, but then maybe it wouldn't get enough sunlight?

It's at least 4' diameter and the internal area must be more than a foot diameter.  Front to back must also be about a foot.

Thoughts, …

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Starbucks for coffee grounds!

5/20/2013, 12:35 am by sanderson

The Starbucks manager not only gave me a heavy bag of used coffee grounds, he double bagged it and carried it out to my car, all with a smile! The grounds are super fine compared to drip ground Folgers that I used to use, so I bet it will blend nicely.

I tried a waffle house for egg shells but they didn't want the liability of giving me their "garbage." Any suggestions on obtaining egg

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Non "fluffy" peat...

11/29/2022, 9:55 pm by KiwiSFGnewbie

I finally managed to find the time to buy my MM ingredients recently, and took a first look at the peat.  It seems that it's not as dried out as the stuff you folks talk about, since I had no problem wetting it.  (I actually had an old bowl on the kitchen bench for about a week, adding water gradually and waiting to see what happened - hubby got a bit sick of it! Laughing )

I was expecting the …

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maintaining Mel's Mix

11/26/2022, 7:15 am by stevenfstein

quick question - keep reading about when I remove plants for next planting to bring some compost with me to fill in the hole. At some point, doesn't this change the ratio of Vermiculite/peat moss or am I overthinking?

Best.. Steve

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Question about pets using the raised bed

11/5/2022, 4:54 pm by KarenSB

It looks like my cat (or some other animals) may have been using my empty raised beds as a litter box. Some of the squares are dug up. Do I need to replace the Mels mix in those squares? I'm going to get some sort of cover on the beds for winter but how do you keep animals out in the growing season? 
Thank you.

Comments: 10

Bokashi

3/13/2013, 4:01 pm by jazzycat

I've been wanting to compost for a long time, but it seems so complicated and confusing, and I'm a procrastinator, so I've never done it. I recently learned about a system called Bokashi, and you ferment the food in buckets, and then add it to the compost pile, or dig a hole where you want to plant and cover it, and after a few weeks you have compost. It seems easy enough. You just toss in …

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For MM, does vermicast count as manure-based?

11/7/2022, 12:34 am by KiwiSFGnewbie

I'm nearly ready to start buying the ingredients for my MM.  (exciting!!)  For the compost third, I'm looking at the following:
- 40% vermicast
- 27% Zoo Doo
- 32% organic plant-based composttable {mso-displayed-decimal-separator:"\."; mso-displayed-thousand-separator:"\,";}tr {mso-height-source:auto;}col {mso-width-source:auto;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}td {padding-top:1px; …

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Garlic SFG

6/27/2018, 8:21 am by TenderFoot

If you have experience growing garlic with SFG, please give me some planting tips/help. As an example, how many cloves do I plant per sq ft? Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

Comments: 57

Path materials

10/30/2022, 12:01 am by KiwiSFGnewbie

So, I've now got my raised bed kit, and will be installing it as soon as I can get my MM together (in the next couple of weeks I hope).  The plan is to put down cardboard, wet it, and put the boxes on top.  So I'm thinking about what I'm going to put down around the perimeter of the box.  (In future years there'll be two boxes, 3 or 4 feet apart, but this first southern summer it's just going …

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