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Post  landarch on 1/28/2012, 8:41 pm

I picked up some Coarse Vermiculite this morning...then did a bit of exploring in my back yard this afternoon and discovered some great compost...years and years worth of leaf litter and decomposed acorns from my four large bur oak trees. I actually found a hidden paver walk underneath. So I decided to mine what I found and then fired up my Honda mulching mower and put the grind to the next generation of compost. I'm using old mineral tubs used by ranchers until I can build a larger compost heap. Thanks for everyone's help so far...I'm on my way.




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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/28/2012, 8:43 pm

SCORE cheers

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Post  shannon1 on 1/29/2012, 1:17 am

lucky,Very Happy The only good looking stuff I've found this spring was well composted oleander leaves but I'm afraid to use it in the garden since the leaves are killers.Sad

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Post  gwennifer on 1/29/2012, 1:38 am

Those mineral tubs look great. Where did you find them?

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Post  landarch on 1/29/2012, 10:44 am

Ranchers set them out in the pastures for the cattle to lick the mineral inside...ranchers usually have tons of these stacked up ready to give away. They come with a hole in the bottom and a black drain plug. I tried to grow tomotoes in them a few years back and I think they need more holes in the bottom and side for better drainage and aeration. If the blue color is offputing, I think you could probably screw some vertical lath to the sides to make them look a bit better....not sure if they can be painted.

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Post  tomperrin on 1/29/2012, 7:50 pm

Multiple uses for those free buckets.

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