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Composting

Apr 26, 2010

Composting is in the air, is it time to flip your pile and you don't have to do it like Mary is, although she has more fun flipping compost than I do. Get ready for your late spring planting or top dressing your summer veggies. Compost is a great way to turn your kitchen waste and garden clean up into great fertalizer! Compost is great but it takes a little time and turning or a lot of time... I have cooked up some compost piles with lots of turning in two weeks (in my younger years) but now ...perfer to let time and worms do the work. I like to use free standing piles and I add some red worms from my old piles to give them a start. I sift my compost through 1/4 inch screen for flat mixes and just shovel it into a wheel barrow when it is done for my garden. It is good to start new piles as often as you have the materials if you want the compost when you need it as it usally takes my compost 3-6 months to break down as I don't do much turning these days. If you need some composting instructions check out my site at http://www.family-gardens.com/composting.html

Give it a try!

 

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Albert Einstein

Comments

3-6 months is a good turn around for a compost pile. If you have more then one in different stages then you will never run out. You do not cut your greens & browns up to med or fine state? I do this when I have time (lawnmower), it cut the time in half without turning, more if you turn after a good rain.

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