Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
OMG:Another compost source... Toplef10OMG:Another compost source... 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

OMG:Another compost source... I22gcj10OMG:Another compost source... 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England, August, 2020
by SFGHQSTAFF Today at 2:18

» Newbie SFGer in N. Virginia needing some advice
by SFGHQSTAFF Today at 1:19

» Tomato Mosaic Virus...Fearing the Worst :(
by AuntieBeth Yesterday at 19:15

» Earwigs 2.0!
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 12:52

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:56

» N&C Midwest—July 2020
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:40

» Tomato Problems - Help!
by Dan in Ct Yesterday at 6:33

» Tampa newbie
by funnygroundhog Yesterday at 6:07

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:35

» The SFG journey-Overview of the Redesign Compost Tea Brewer
by has55 Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 20:35

» SFG Journey: Beneficial nematodes experiment
by has55 Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 18:22

» Fire Ring / Round Raised Bed Planter
by Scorpio Rising Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 18:03

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by Scorpio Rising Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 17:55

» August Avatar: Beat The Heat!
by Scorpio Rising Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 7:01

» Pull Bean Plants to Pick Beans?
by Scorpio Rising Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 7:00

» Safety of cardboard in compost
by sanderson Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 17:59

» Staking Eggplants and Peppers
by sanderson Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 17:46

» Tom Thumb
by sanderson Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 17:19

» What's next? - August
by Scorpio Rising Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 14:47

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by Scorpio Rising Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 14:40

» Sprouts and Microgreens
by LilBittyBean Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 14:14

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 12:37

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 9:29

» Greetings all!
by Scorpio Rising Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 6:58

» Greetings from Northern Virginia
by Scorpio Rising Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 6:55

» Stroke - Country Naturals
by sanderson Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 2:19

» Flashing new message problem ?
by sanderson Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 2:07

» Spice Green Beans
by OhioGardener Thu 30 Jul 2020 - 12:45

» Frequency/amt to water
by OhioGardener Thu 30 Jul 2020 - 6:28

» Garlic SFG
by plantoid Thu 30 Jul 2020 - 3:43

Google

Search SFG Forum

OMG:Another compost source...

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty OMG:Another compost source...

Post  llama momma on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 6:30

I routinely pass through a tiny village (poplation 1,100) in order to go to town. The tiny village decorates the main st. lamp posts with Halloween pumpkins and corn stalks, nobody steals or defaces. (wow says this ol new york gal) Anyway it's all coming down today to make way for Christmas decorations....guess who opened her big mouth and is loading up the stuff for the compost heaps?? and more pumpkin pulp for my worm bins.... I am so totally out of control with composting... pale No
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4908
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  camprn on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 6:38

Your garden will show it's love next year.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



OMG:Another compost source... WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  mollyhespra on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 13:47

@llama momma wrote:...snip...
.... I am so totally out of control with composting... pale No

Obsessive Composting Disorder?
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1043
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 54
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Goosegirl on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 14:02

@mollyhespra wrote:
@llama momma wrote:...snip...
.... I am so totally out of control with composting... pale No

Obsessive Composting Disorder?
rofl
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 55
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  llama momma on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 14:11

Yes that's it!! You are so clever! Love It!
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4908
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Kelejan on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 14:34

Some of us are going to see a huge improvement in our gardens next year. Very Happy
Kelejan
Kelejan

Female Posts : 5901
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 85
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  southern gardener on Sun 11 Nov 2012 - 15:07

[quote="Kelejan"]Some of us are going to see a huge improvement in our gardens next year. Very Happy [/quot

I always wonder what happened to Too Tall tomatoes and his compost? he was going crazy last year trying to get a huge pile going. I know I can contact him PM...but just was wondering if anyone actually knows him and his garden plans?
southern gardener
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 39
Location : california, zone 10a

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  walshevak on Mon 12 Nov 2012 - 10:07

He hasn't visited the site since May.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4371
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 77
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Triciasgarden on Mon 12 Nov 2012 - 10:23

Oh wow, that is wonderful all those pumpkins!
Triciasgarden
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 65
Location : Northern Utah

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  NHGardener on Mon 12 Nov 2012 - 20:04

I'm another composting fanatic. Every nice day I'm out there carting leaves from the woods to put in my new beds and over the old ones. I pull soggy bark from rotting trees. Tear up moss and black soil from around rocks. Make daily trips to the coffee shop with my 5 gallon bucket for grinds. And hopefully this week I'll get to the beach for seaweed.

It's just plain FUN.
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2304
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 59
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  donnainzone5 on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 8:45

Like treasure hunting!
donnainzone5
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2502
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 73
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  NHGardener on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 8:51

Yup, treasure it is. Black gold.

Smile
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2304
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 59
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  plantoid on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 10:56

Imagine writing a CV with our composting exploits in mind .
Expert in collecting on **** and little interest in anything to do with paid employment Wink
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4030
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 69
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  FamilyGardening on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 11:00

@mollyhespra wrote:
@llama momma wrote:...snip...
.... I am so totally out of control with composting... pale No

Obsessive Composting Disorder?

lol!

we did it....we ( hubby, 6 year old, 12 year old and my self) went over and raked up our neighbors yard that was full of leaves rock on she thought it was awesome bounce .....last year she paid a teenager 20 bucks to rake them OMG:Another compost source... 1280598131

our daughter went and spent the night at my sisters house and came home with a large lawn bag full of leaves cheers

Im thinking our family has CCD rofl

hugs
rose
FamilyGardening
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  NHGardener on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 11:49

@plantoid wrote:Imagine writing a CV with our composting exploits in mind .
Expert in collecting on **** and little interest in anything to do with paid employment Wink

Ain't that the truth? We'll have to settle for richness in our soil.
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2304
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 59
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  llama momma on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 11:59

@NHGardener wrote:I'm another composting fanatic. Every nice day I'm out there carting leaves from the woods to put in my new beds and over the old ones. I pull soggy bark from rotting trees. Tear up moss and black soil from around rocks. Make daily trips to the coffee shop with my 5 gallon bucket for grinds. And hopefully this week I'll get to the beach for seaweed.

It's just plain FUN.

I agree, it is plain FUN, I would love seaweed -- Very Jealous!! Wink
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4908
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  efirvin on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 13:10

@llama momma wrote:I routinely pass through a tiny village (poplation 1,100) in order to go to town. The tiny village decorates the main st. lamp posts with Halloween pumpkins and corn stalks, nobody steals or defaces. (wow says this ol new york gal) Anyway it's all coming down today to make way for Christmas decorations....guess who opened her big mouth and is loading up the stuff for the compost heaps?? and more pumpkin pulp for my worm bins.... I am so totally out of control with composting... pale No

Thats so cool! You must have a really big compost pile or several ones. I know its gonna take me awhile to fill up both sides of my tumbler composter but the end results will be worth it!
efirvin
efirvin

Female Posts : 146
Join date : 2012-01-08
Location : Casper Wyoming

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  llama momma on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 13:35

When I get the next 3 put together there will be 6 wooden pallet bins. But at the moment I must get in the garage and make room for my car! And should I admit it's a 2 car garage? Sad
Promised hubby I'd clean up all my messy gardening and composting storage stuff in there last week... off to clean my Ginormous Mess.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4908
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  efirvin on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 13:47

Have fun llama momma!
efirvin
efirvin

Female Posts : 146
Join date : 2012-01-08
Location : Casper Wyoming

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  NHGardener on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 13:54

I had a compost pile and I found that the tree roots got the best of it. SO - then I started 3 new 4x8 boxes, and I composted directly in them all summer. They are all mounded up with all my secret ingredients, and then in the spring I hope to be able to spread some of that around to the other boxes, and put MM in the top over the finished (or mostly finished, hopefully) compost.

I'm sold on composting right in the raised bed. And I figure I should probably rotate the beds and give one a rest each year, so that year can be designated as my compost bed...

Why give the soil under the compost pile the best nutrients?

Oh, and I have so put in an order for a shed primarily for my garden and bee/chicken stuff. One of these days when our ship of time and money comes in, that request will be granted. Smile
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2304
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 59
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Goosegirl on Tue 13 Nov 2012 - 19:33

@NHGardener wrote:...I'm sold on composting right in the raised bed. And I figure I should probably rotate the beds and give one a rest each year, so that year can be designated as my compost bed...

Why give the soil under the compost pile the best nutrients?
...

This is such a good idea! I built an extra box this summer and set it in the area of my old compost pile. I have now reduced my compost pile to an upright barrel and a tumbler. HOWEVER, I always seem to have more than what will fit in there, so think next year I will use the new box, with 'critter cage' sides as the new compost box. Then each year move the cage material to another box and spread the goodness around. Let's see if I can remember this brilliant idea come spring......... thinking

GG
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 55
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  plantoid on Wed 14 Nov 2012 - 16:19

NHG....
I strongly suspect that composting direct on the bed might not allow you to get high temps needed unless you are going to build up some four foot sides .
High temps will tend to dry out the composting materials & the dryish compost will retain the nutrients released , very little will run into the ground after the inital heat up days , unless you absolutely soak the heap after turning it it over .
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4030
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 69
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  plantoid on Wed 14 Nov 2012 - 16:20

@Goosegirl wrote:
@NHGardener wrote:...I'm sold on composting right in the raised bed. And I figure I should probably rotate the beds and give one a rest each year, so that year can be designated as my compost bed...

Why give the soil under the compost pile the best nutrients?
...

This is such a good idea! I built an extra box this summer and set it in the area of my old compost pile. I have now reduced my compost pile to an upright barrel and a tumbler. HOWEVER, I always seem to have more than what will fit in there, so think next year I will use the new box, with 'critter cage' sides as the new compost box. Then each year move the cage material to another box and spread the goodness around. Let's see if I can remember this brilliant idea come spring......... thinking

GG
Put it on your PC's note pad/ diary ?????
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4030
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 69
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  NHGardener on Wed 14 Nov 2012 - 16:35

@plantoid wrote:NHG....
I strongly suspect that composting direct on the bed might not allow you to get high temps needed unless you are going to build up some four foot sides .

That is a consideration. I have about 18" in the beds right now, 6 inches in the box, and then about a foot over it by the time the leaves are covering the whole thing. It's been building there for a few months, and will stay over winter, under the snow. When spring comes, we'll see.

At the very least, it will be a partially composted bed, and then I'll put the vermiculite and peat over that, mixed around.

A grand experiment.
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2304
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 59
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Turan on Wed 14 Nov 2012 - 21:23

I used my T-post trellis supports and tied some boards on them to make a back board for heaping against. I heaped up 3' or a bit more. So far it is working quite well, but my beds are 8' long so the heap can sorta slope.
I need the beds so this is just a fall/winter strategy. In the spring I will do my usual composting in the squash bed and then grow the squash in it and then move it in the fall to where ever needed.

I like the idea of having a different bed each year dedicated to composting. But each time I add one more bed I seem to need one more bed....... cyclops

Hmmm,,,,, this could be done in an adaption of the keyhole garden..... I think QuiltBea was thinking on these lines....

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
Turan
Turan

Female Posts : 2601
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

Back to top Go down

OMG:Another compost source... Empty Re: OMG:Another compost source...

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum