Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» My new compost heap
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Today's Harvest
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:13 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 11:55 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:08 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 11/19/2017, 5:37 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Jackpot

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Jackpot

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.



avatar
landarch

Posts : 1145
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jackpot

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

SCORE cheers
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jackpot

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
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jackpot

Post  gwennifer on 1/29/2012, 1:38 am

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

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Jackpot

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.
avatar
landarch

Posts : 1145
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Free is good....

Post  tomperrin on 1/29/2012, 7:50 pm

Multiple uses for those free buckets.
avatar
tomperrin

Male Posts : 350
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 75
Location : Burlington, NJ Zone 7a (2012 version), in the hollow, surrounded by trees.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jackpot

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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