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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Happy Birthday!!
by PVPind Today at 9:00 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:20 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:40 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:38 am

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by sanderson Today at 4:32 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 4:16 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 4:08 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by GardenGal Today at 2:14 am

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:21 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 12/7/2016, 9:43 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/7/2016, 11:48 am

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  littlejo on 11/5/2012, 5:33 pm

I got free pallets at the feed store. I coul get the wood ones but the heavy duty plastic ones were $10 each.
Jo

littlejo

Female Posts : 1528
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  camprn on 11/5/2012, 5:45 pm

Wood pallet is perfect, so is the price. After a few years of service my wooden pallets end up as part of the midwinter backyard fire.

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  gregrenee88 on 11/5/2012, 9:46 pm

@camprn wrote:
@gregrenee88 wrote:If we put grass clippings into our compost pile now, how do we keep grass from growing in the beds if we put it in next spring?
How tall was the grass when you cut it? If the grass plants didn't go to seed before cutting there should not be a problem. If there are seeds, you will want to get a hot pile of compost going. Sustained temperatures above 130F will kill off most viable seeds.

Not too tall at all since we cut our grass about every week this past summer. Thanks for info!
Renee

gregrenee88

Female Posts : 280
Join date : 2012-04-23
Age : 50
Location : Sharpsburg, Md. Zone 6B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  ericam on 11/6/2012, 4:36 am

Finally got a chance to sort out a new avatar, it's been a few months as I haven't yet worked out how to resize the pics on my iPad and I rarely have the computer on!

This one is my compost tumbler which I'm still adding into at the moment.


And just because I can, here is my other compost bin which I emptied the tumbler into a few months ago. A few weeks ago when I turned it, it was looking very wet so I raked the yard and added in all the leaves from the silky oak and the eucalyptus tree that are currently falling all over my yard. I only just had enough room to fit them in the top so I didn't mix them through yet. It has shrunk a bit since then so I will have to turn it soon.


When I opened the lid to take this pic, I got a lovely waft of eucalyptus smell which was very nice, better than my usual smelly compost!


ericam

Female Posts : 283
Join date : 2012-01-27
Age : 39
Location : Grenfell, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/7/2012, 4:23 pm

I changed my avatar to an old photo from August. As much as I like showing off my seaweed, I like this happy face better. Very Happy

CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5377
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  camprn on 11/7/2012, 5:30 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I changed my avatar to an old photo from August. As much as I like showing off my seaweed, I like this happy face better. Very Happy

CC
Happy compost makes happy vegetables! Wink

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  luckypenne on 11/8/2012, 11:40 am

FUN THEME! Wink

This is from the CRUMC Community Garden where we built a Demonstration SFG a few years back (see Square Foot Hero Gardens in the Showcase Gallery.)

My oldest son and another gardener putting together bins from pallets leftover from an old Boy Scout project

Our little garden helper pitchin' in to gather some composting material!

My son & daughter cutting up materials to add to the mix

luckypenne

Certified SFG Instructor

Posts : 62
Join date : 2012-07-27
Location : Nature Coast, Florida, USA

View user profile http://facebook.com/SowSeedsofLove

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  yolos on 11/17/2012, 5:36 pm

Here is my grandson helping (getting in the way of) me shredding leaves.

yolos

Female Posts : 2860
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 66
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  camprn on 11/17/2012, 6:26 pm

Thanks for the leaf shredding tutorial! I love that photo of your grandson and the garden, with the backlight.

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Turan on 11/17/2012, 7:25 pm

At last got around to wading out to the compost pile with a camera. Laughing



I think Yolo's grandson in the leaf pile gets the photogenic award

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast

Turan

Female Posts : 1999
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  camprn on 11/17/2012, 7:34 pm

Cookin' n' steamin'!


____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  llama momma on 11/18/2012, 3:50 am

That is Fantastic!
sfg smile

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4642
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/19/2012, 7:11 pm

@southern gardener wrote:here's our latest pile. We used up almost all of our other compost re-doing the beds.


Wow, re-doing your beds, I am impressed! Hopefully this will work! How are you recovering from your surgery? Hope you are doing well!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/19/2012, 7:18 pm

@llama momma wrote:Spoke w/ a couple managers at the local Home Depot. They very nicely indulged my request for free pallets. Learned they use 5 grades of pallets. The stronger ones used for bricks and cinder blocks I could not have, but the other ones I could. Consider this my deal of the day! Razz Nice young fellow loaded them into the van. It's pretty nice to add on or replace pallets as needed without driving and scrounging around like before. As soon as this cold, sore throat and headache goes away I need to be outside asap and play composting girl again...

Great idea, I will have to see if I can scrounge some up that way!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/19/2012, 7:20 pm

@Turan wrote:At last got around to wading out to the compost pile with a camera. Laughing



I think Yolo's grandson in the leaf pile gets the photogenic award

Wow you have a lot of snow! Your compost looks wonderful!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/19/2012, 7:23 pm

Luckypenne you look like you had wonderful help and got a lot done. Your compost looks great!

Camprn your compost looks great also!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/19/2012, 7:56 pm

This is my pile I built a few weeks ago. It started as 3' x 3' and is now around 18" tall and wide. I did re-wet it a few days ago but haven't turned it yet. It has cooled down.



This is a picture of my hottie status of the above pile when it was bigger. I should have taken a picture of the pile from a distance but didn't think of it.



This is a picture of a pile I finished two days ago. As I layered I watered each layer. Then it rained. So the pile is quite wet. I had it piled all the way to the top and almost overflowing. It has settled 6-8" already. I had to use my oven thermometer so I couldn't tell what temperature the pile was because it starts at 140 degrees but was not registering anything. I only went down about 6 inches. I will check again in another day or two and try to go down further, closer to the center.


Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  southern gardener on 11/19/2012, 8:51 pm

@Triciasgarden wrote:
@southern gardener wrote:here's our latest pile. We used up almost all of our other compost re-doing the beds.


Wow, re-doing your beds, I am impressed! Hopefully this will work! How are you recovering from your surgery? Hope you are doing well!

Thanks Tricia Smile Still working on the surgery recovery unfortunately. Hoping to   it worked. We used the other compost in an effort to "fix" the Mel's Mix. It doesn't seem like it worked. The plants are still germinating fine, but get up a few inches tall and stop. Getting super frustrated. Looks like we'll have to start all over again. thank you for your concern Cool

southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Triciasgarden on 11/23/2012, 11:06 pm

I feel like I am hogging this but I have to post that I reached hottie status on my second compost pile! I moved the contents aside and boy was it steaming. I ran in, got my camera, thermometer and a plastic baggie. When I got back out, the steam had escaped but here is the temp.

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For November: Compost!

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:28 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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