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Mulching 101

Post in 'The Green Room' started by smokinj, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    My brother got me a big load of cow manure early Fall that was a bit fresh .
    Composted it over the Winter and tilled it in the following June. That was two years ago.
    I got these horrible invasive weeds where I used that and wished I'd never used it. Still getting rid of them.


    I collect leaves in the Fall just blow them into a huge pile tarp it to keep them dry and mix them with the lawn clippings and everything else in the compost pile all Summer. Inverted cone for a pile top so water stays in the pile . Cone like a roof so the compost pile sheds the water in the Winter.
    Just plain lawn clippings smells pretty bad on a hot day too. :)
    A good green and brown mix doesn't smell at all.

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  2. phatfarmerbob

    phatfarmerbob New Member

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    cow manure is good

    Chicken is better ( look for a chicken farm, they will sell the manure)

    Bat Guano is the best!!!... no seriously it is
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yea I got 17 chickens. There only 8 weeks old so thats going to take some time. Bat Guano would have to be a very high dollar crop. ;-)

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