Craigslist has some awesome finds. I found somebody selling pigeon compost. (Guano AND feathermeal!) I would try it out if this wasn't my first grow with a new soil mx.
I assume that everybody treats people like they like to be treated. So don't be mad at me because you treat people like an asshole.
Last edited by TexRx; 05-23-2012 at 11:51 PM.
nice machine over there , i could really use one of those ,
Here's a video that shows the leaf shredder working + you can hear how it's a little loud! This thing operates at high RPM's!
Last edited by TexRx; 05-24-2012 at 09:41 PM.
Fantastic garden journal. You need a bigger compost bin! Btw rabbit manure is considered a cool manure and can be used right away, but if it has allot of urine in it its a good idea to compost it some.
Last edited by whodatnation; 05-25-2012 at 11:16 AM.
^^^ How's this for a bigger compost bin? This bin is outdoors and is specifically for leaves and grass clippings only! It's 8 feet wide, a little less than 3 feet deep and 3 1/2 feet tall. I made this myself with cedar wood & outdoor screws! Cedar is very resistant to rot and since I also put some water seal on it, this thing will last a long time! I need to get a stepping stone under each corner, cuz the weight is pushing the feet into the ground. I managed to get the worst one on the right up on a stone! - when this batch is finished I'm gonna have someone help me get the other 3 done!!
The bin is in a seldom used secton of my yard - behind the garage and under a tree
These leaves are whole and there's only a small amount of grass clipping since I started this in the Fall...next time, my shredder posted above wil make this project happen much faster! Shredded leaves compost much faster
Last edited by TexRx; 05-25-2012 at 01:51 PM.
I'd like to show you my compost bins and ask a few questions about yours if you don't mind?
^^^ Feel free to post any pics or other content in this thread! I'll try to answer any questions you have, too!
Last edited by TexRx; 05-25-2012 at 08:39 PM.
This is a 4 bin set-up but only 2 are built. Iv long been used whats in the picture (dated 1-29). It was lab tested upon finish with great numbers , best 10$ you can spend on a garden. I used wire mesh so the pile can breath and I can also stab holes in it to help with getting o2 to the bennies.
Each bin is 4x8x4 so 4.7 yard capacity in the beginning but eventually breaks down about 1/3. This mixture was oak leaves and horse manure with a little donkey manure.
My question about your bin was, whats the drainage? Do you cover it? What makes it just for leaves and grass clippings?
The bin I built has a wooden bottom with some spaces between a few boards for drainage. I like to have my outdoor compost exposed to the elements. I don't cover mine because we get very little rain. Water will activate the pile. I'm only usnig leaves and grass clippings in this bin because of weight and ease of turning. This bin was originally going to be a big planter box but it really didn't end up being suited for that - so it's a compost bin instead