Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:30 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:33 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:30 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:59 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos 10/21/2016, 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan 10/21/2016, 7:37 pm

» Garlic
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:15 pm

» Mason bees
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:08 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess 10/21/2016, 4:51 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am


Search SFG Forum

Free compost stuff

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Free compost stuff

Post  Grandpop on 4/3/2012, 12:47 am

Since I retired, I'm always looking for free. I quickly found out that mixing the MM is not quite free. So I looked around and found a farmer who buys and sells cattle feed that he gets from a few area cotton gins. He puts the stuff in silage pits and after a while the pits have great compost. He also collects chicken manure and stores it on huge concrete slabs. Thankfully, he's a friend and said I could have all I wanted. My next trip was to our local golf course. They told me I could pick up as much grass clippings as I wanted from their greens, which are mowed two or three times each week. (Might be iffy there because the greens are sprayed with chemicals and I have to find out if the heat in a compost pit will render them inactive.) Then I found a number of people who told me I could have all the horse manure I needed that they have stacked up at their barns. Unfortunately, I can get all their cattle manure, too, but I have to go out in the pastures and pick up what I need. A little effort . . . but a money saver! Very Happy


Male Posts : 79
Join date : 2012-03-05
Location : Newbern, TN, 7A, Extreme West Tn. - 15 Miles from Miss. River.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Free compost stuff

Post  TN_GARDENER on 4/3/2012, 6:04 am

Wouldn't shock me if some of those farmer folks also had other animals on the property (rabbits, goats, etc.).


Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Free compost stuff

Post  rod champion on 4/3/2012, 2:28 pm

Yep, me too. Horse peole are happy for you to haul it away. It is work.. but so be it.

rod champion

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 67
Location : Piedmont NC

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Free compost stuff

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:53 am

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