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
» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:25 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by SQWIB Today at 10:17 am

» Sweet Potato "Toast" -- MIND BLOWN!
by hammock gal Today at 10:14 am

» Experiment - Amended Soil and MM
by trolleydriver Today at 9:48 am

» Caterpillar - Good or Bad?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:15 am

» Monarch Supporter
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:02 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:51 am

» Avocado toast with garden tomato
by sanderson Today at 2:13 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Today at 1:01 am

» AUGUST 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EASTERN -- LIVE STREAM
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Do you fertilize? If so, what do you use?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» Plumeria ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:29 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:42 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:32 pm

» Time flies when you are having fun
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by dixie Yesterday at 10:47 am

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by dixie Yesterday at 10:19 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by dixie Yesterday at 9:50 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:35 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/21/2017, 9:17 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/21/2017, 4:18 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson 8/21/2017, 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 8/21/2017, 11:36 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  kittykat on 4/11/2012, 5:18 pm

It was great our last downstairs tenants wanted to use the compost tumbler I wasn't using... However, I should have given out instructions...

*peach pits don't compost
*avocado pits don't compost
*chicken bones don't compost (ugh!)
*stacked up bunches of egg shells don't compost

The down side - the tenants moved on and I've been sifting compost for 3 days now...

The up side - I've probably sifted out about a 5-gallon bucket of compost/fine egg shells to add to a very neglected flower bed... AND - I get my composter back!

avatar
kittykat

Posts : 194
Join date : 2012-03-18
Location : Coastal Britsh Columbia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  Chopper on 4/11/2012, 5:21 pm


Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  camprn on 4/11/2012, 5:32 pm

@Chopper wrote:
+1.... all that left over stuff will break down, eventually! Very Happy It was a good thing they used it and left you a mini gold mine eh?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  givvmistamps on 4/11/2012, 5:59 pm

Sounds like the positives outweigh the negatives to me. Very Happy
Healthier flowers! flower
avatar
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 46
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  plantoid on 4/11/2012, 6:05 pm

KK

There is great sense in the very very old saying of " Neither a borrower or a lender be " ,

It took me years learn to stop lending out my gear , offer to rent out it without any liabilities on your part instead .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3718
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  kittykat on 4/11/2012, 6:35 pm

hehe... yeah - lesson learned, for sure... I'm happy for the compost even though it's taking some work to sift it out of the uncomposted debris... I'm sorting out the stuff that just won't compost, as well as the bits of plastic, etc., and throwing the rest back into the tumbler for my next batch...

All's well that ends well...

avatar
kittykat

Posts : 194
Join date : 2012-03-18
Location : Coastal Britsh Columbia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  HereIGrowAgain on 4/11/2012, 8:09 pm

Wish my landlord had a compost tumbler. I'm having trouble turning him on to the idea of composting at all. He thinks it will be unsightly and smell bad.
avatar
HereIGrowAgain

Female Posts : 24
Join date : 2012-04-09
Age : 53
Location : South Western NC, zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  JeanneRamick on 4/11/2012, 9:54 pm

Oh dear, kittykat. It does seem to have turned out well for you, though.

The condo association forbids composting of any kind ... even the fully enclosed tumbler-types.
avatar
JeanneRamick

Female Posts : 49
Join date : 2012-03-16
Age : 77
Location : West MI (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  GWN on 4/11/2012, 11:06 pm

The condo association forbids composting of any kind ... even the fully enclosed tumbler-types.
That is just nuts
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  kittykat on 4/11/2012, 11:11 pm

@JeanneRamick wrote:The condo association forbids composting of any kind ... even the fully enclosed tumbler-types.

Awww... So sad!!

avatar
kittykat

Posts : 194
Join date : 2012-03-18
Location : Coastal Britsh Columbia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  Daniel9999 on 4/12/2012, 12:15 am

This is why I am kinda on the fence about starting a community compost bin here.

I am afraid that it turn more into trash bin than a compost pile.

Anyone here have experience with communal compost piles for community gardens and the like?
avatar
Daniel9999

Posts : 244
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/12/2012, 12:49 am

@Daniel9999 wrote:This is why I am kinda on the fence about starting a community compost bin here.

I am afraid that it turn more into trash bin than a compost pile.

Anyone here have experience with communal compost piles for community gardens and the like?

Unfortunately, if you want to have a community compost pile, you or someone you trust, will have to monitor everything that gets dropped off for composting. Better yet, you could go to each person's home to collect compost materials. That way you will see exactly what's being turned in for composting and toss out undesirable things.
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  CindiLou on 4/12/2012, 12:11 pm

@JeanneRamick wrote:
The condo association forbids composting of any kind ... even the fully enclosed tumbler-types.

sounds like you need an indoor compost bin, Jeanne. One I found that looks interesting...they are small but anything is better than nothing!

Apartment therapy
avatar
CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

Post  AvaDGardner on 4/12/2012, 12:22 pm

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@Daniel9999 wrote:This is why I am kinda on the fence about starting a community compost bin here.

I am afraid that it turn more into trash bin than a compost pile.

Anyone here have experience with communal compost piles for community gardens and the like?

Unfortunately, if you want to have a community compost pile, you or someone you trust, will have to monitor everything that gets dropped off for composting. Better yet, you could go to each person's home to collect compost materials. That way you will see exactly what's being turned in for composting and toss out undesirable things.

+1

We have a 3 bin compost bin at the community garden. Members did not break down things correctly (pulling up whole 2' plants and throwing them in), they also threw all kinds of things in that they shouldn't. With a 3 bin system, you work one while the other two are in different stages of the process. With 3 or 4 different languages among members, getting that info out never worked.

One member did the labor, turning the pile regularly.

Then another member came and took it all the goodies, instead of just part.

No more composting!

The trash system at the garden includes mandatory recycling. Brown cans for city compost pile, black for non-compost. Members routinely thrown the wrong thing into those cans, which they presumably have at their homes as well.

Go figure.
avatar
AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Note to self - give tenants composting instructions when you lend out your compost tumbler...

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