Latest topics» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Today at 8:10 pm
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 Today at 7:47 pm
» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:54 pm
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:43 pm
» New England February 2017
by quiltbea Today at 1:58 pm
» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by nrstooge Today at 12:28 pm
» New compost bin and 4x8 cedar bed
by Ginger Blue Today at 9:36 am
» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by landarch Today at 8:31 am
» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by MrBooker Today at 7:39 am
» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by sanderson Today at 12:47 am
» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Today at 12:38 am
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:31 am
» Our 2017 garden makeover
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:16 pm
» Fall means apples....
by reynajrainwater Yesterday at 10:43 pm
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:51 pm
» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:08 pm
» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:40 pm
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Mellen Yesterday at 6:37 pm
» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:48 pm
» Plant ID
by No_Such_Reality 2/21/2017, 8:24 pm
» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR 2/21/2017, 8:58 am
» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR 2/21/2017, 8:57 am
by MrBooker 2/21/2017, 6:19 am
» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 4:42 am
» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 4:38 am
» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 2:10 am
by camprn 2/20/2017, 11:18 pm
» Peppers with black spots
by camprn 2/20/2017, 10:10 pm
» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson 2/20/2017, 9:37 pm
» broccoli stunted
by yolos 2/20/2017, 9:34 pm
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!
- Posts : 79
Join date : 2012-03-05
Location : Newbern, TN, 7A, Extreme West Tn. - 15 Miles from Miss. River.
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum