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
» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Today at 6:17 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 5:58 pm

» Using city water, how does your comsumption increase
by sanderson Today at 3:57 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Today at 3:20 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:11 pm

» Coffee Substitute?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:09 pm

» Howdy, from Central Florida
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:26 am

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Today at 8:18 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB Today at 8:09 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Today at 3:24 am

» Compost pit?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in October 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 10/21/2017, 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/21/2017, 5:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid 10/21/2017, 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Got my five kinds of compost!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Got my five kinds of compost!

Post  LeeAnne12 on 3/9/2012, 3:06 pm

Yay, I picked up my five kinds of compost today and learned a VERY big/smelly lesson. Borrow your husband truck to haul it back home (an hour away) instead of putting it in the back of your SUV. Oh my gosh! I still smell like chicken manure. LOL The lady who helped me is going to be my new best friend. She gardens organically and seems to be very knowledgable about what to do about insects, etc. The area I plan to put my SFG is almost cleared of Bermuda grass, then I'll be ready to mix and fill the boxes. Yay!

Lee Anne
avatar
LeeAnne12

Female Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-02-26
Location : W TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

smelly compost

Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 5:23 pm

If the "compost" stinks and doesn't smell like earth, it may not be fully composted. If it isn't, using it as is could burn your plants.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Got my five kinds of compost!

Post  LeeAnne12 on 3/9/2012, 5:38 pm

If the "compost" stinks and doesn't smell like earth, it may not be fully composted.

Oh no! What should I do get it fully composted? I think it's only the chicken that's smelling.

Lee Anne
avatar
LeeAnne12

Female Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-02-26
Location : W TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Chicken poops

Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 5:40 pm

You would need to place it in a compost pile with some brown matter and let it finish up. There is a section on composting on the home page that can help you with that.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Got my five kinds of compost!

Post  shannon1 on 3/10/2012, 2:48 am

LeeAnne12 wrote:
If the "compost" stinks and doesn't smell like earth, it may not be fully composted.

Oh no! What should I do get it fully composted? I think it's only the chicken that's smelling.

Lee Anne
my black hen smelled but I used it anyway with no trouble. You may not want to risk it.
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: Got my five kinds of compost!

Post  walshevak on 3/10/2012, 7:24 am

So did mine. But after sitting in the open mixed with the other 4 composts a few days, the smell went way down and I had no problem with the plants. In fact the Black Ben site says it is fully composted and ready to apply. So if commercially bagged chicken compost I would say use it. On the other hand, if this came from a local farmers compost pile you might want to let it compost some more in your composter.

Again I can see how this plays into the 5 way blend. If some are bummers, then some may be not quite ready, but blended together are diluted enough to be safe. Just a non scientific thought.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4361
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Got my five kinds of compost!

Post  shannon1 on 3/12/2012, 12:44 am

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: Got my five kinds of compost!

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