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
» New from OK City
by sanderson Today at 1:59 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Today at 12:06 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:12 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:39 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:20 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:18 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:46 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» New England March 2017
by camprn 3/20/2017, 9:06 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/19/2017, 12:35 am

» New garden struggling
by has55 3/18/2017, 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Compost is where you find it.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Compost is where you find it.

Post  WardinWake on 7/15/2010, 8:02 pm

Howdy Folks:

Today Mary and I took our dog to the groomers (first time in my life to do something like that) and hello, what do I see? Goats. And what else is there? A nice pile of almost finished goat compost. A quick intro to the owner and a "what you gonna do with dat stuff in the pile there" question. Answer, "We have all we can use you want some"?. Now how could I resist a free 1/2 truck load of finished (almost) compost. This fall will find an even better blend of composts to go into our SFG.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  boffer on 7/15/2010, 8:17 pm

Nobody has a better nose for free compost/compostibles than you, Ward! fun veggie Given what goats eat, I wonder if anything unusual is in the output? who?me?
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  martha on 7/15/2010, 9:26 pm

That is a good question, Boffer. I used to live next door to goats whose fence was in disrepair.....everything they say about them is true!
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  camprn on 7/15/2010, 11:04 pm

@martha wrote:That is a good question, Boffer. I used to live next door to goats whose fence was in disrepair.....everything they say about them is true!
+1 we used to have goats and it's all true. Nice score Ward. cheers
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
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: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Ha-v-v on 7/16/2010, 9:10 am

Ward! fun veggie Given what goats eat, I wonder if anything unusual is in the output? who?me?

We used to raise dairy goats. I loved them. Well a friend's goat had got into her garden and ate her tomato plants !!! Ok she didnt think anything of it, until they drank her milk a day later!!! My friend said she spit that out so fast and had to use spoons full of peanut butter to rid the taste. Now being picky about the milk I freaked and made sure those goats were always eating good oats !!!
Ha-v-v
avatar
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 57
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Weedless_ on 7/16/2010, 10:58 am

This is a nice find, to say the least. I am a typical city sleeker, and can't muster my courage to post on our company's forum that I will get their rabbit poop off their hands. Too embarrassed, though I am very close to doing it anyway! It just can't be that out of 2500 employees noone keeps the rabbits at home... Embarassed
avatar
Weedless_

Female Posts : 233
Join date : 2010-05-23
Age : 44
Location : Prattville-AL, Zone 8

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

Back to top Go down

Compost is where you find it

Post  junequilt on 7/16/2010, 5:59 pm

My name is junequilt, and I'm a compulsive composter.

Got a truckfull of leaves? A pile of horse hockey? Grass clippings? Even cardboard boxes are grist for the compost mill.

DH gets mad at me sometimes because I bring home what he thinks of as other people's garbage, but it all cooks!

I'm thinking it's time to pay the South Carolina Farmer's Market a visit and pick up a couple sacks of lima bean pods!
avatar
junequilt

Posts : 319
Join date : 2010-03-22
Location : Columbia, SC (Zone 8)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Chopper on 7/16/2010, 6:07 pm

One's man garbage is another man's compost. I am a terrible scavenger, although I did locate a barn where I can have all of the horse pucky I can dig myself. AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 - no truck so they will dump it in a pile and I have to bag and load myself. I was going to do that this week but the temps have shot well thru the 100s so decided to wait. Being this excited about it does speak to an addiction, I am sure.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
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: Compost is where you find it.

Post  camprn on 7/16/2010, 6:24 pm

he he he Smile all of us compulsive composters are a bit
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
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: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Megan on 7/16/2010, 7:48 pm

Weedless_in_Atlanta wrote:This is a nice find, to say the least. I am a typical city sleeker, and can't muster my courage to post on our company's forum that I will get their rabbit poop off their hands. Too embarrassed, though I am very close to doing it anyway! It just can't be that out of 2500 employees noone keeps the rabbits at home... Embarassed

I can see it now....

You have rabbits.
They poo.
I want your rabbits' poo!
No, it's not what you think.
In return: Garden-fresh maters!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Weedless_ on 7/16/2010, 9:58 pm

Yes, something like that Smile... now you see how it can get a little "stinky" ?
avatar
Weedless_

Female Posts : 233
Join date : 2010-05-23
Age : 44
Location : Prattville-AL, Zone 8

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 7/16/2010, 10:38 pm

I used to volunteer at the Humane Society, and they had bunnies, birds and guinia pigs, as well as the cats and dogs. I wonder if that might be a possible souce of poo? They might be happy for a volunteer to clean cages.

The Cat's Other Mother

Female Posts : 142
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : Decatur, GA, Zone 7B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Chopper on 7/16/2010, 11:11 pm

@The Cat's Other Mother wrote:I used to volunteer at the Humane Society, and they had bunnies, birds and guinia pigs, as well as the cats and dogs. I wonder if that might be a possible souce of poo? They might be happy for a volunteer to clean cages.

Just remember - poo from meat eaters is a no-no. Be sure guinea pigs, rabbit, etc are separate from dogs and cats poo-wise.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

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

Back to top Go down

Compost

Post  Garden Angel on 7/17/2010, 3:07 pm

@Chopper wrote:One's man garbage is another man's compost. I am a terrible scavenger, although I did locate a barn where I can have all of the horse pucky I can dig myself. AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 - no truck so they will dump it in a pile and I have to bag and load myself. I was going to do that this week but the temps have shot well thru the 100s so decided to wait. Being this excited about it does speak to an addiction, I am sure.
Hey Chopper care to share where the commercial compost for $10 is located? thx!
avatar
Garden Angel

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : zone 8b, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

Post  Chopper on 7/17/2010, 4:06 pm

@Garden Angel wrote:
@Chopper wrote:AND found a commercial maker of compost where I can go pick up a half a yard for $10 -

Hey Chopper care to share where the commercial compost for $10 is located? thx!

Not at all. I do not remember their name, but I know where they are. The place is in Menifee (I think - these towns around here confuse me).

From Temecula: 215 N to Scott Rd (it is just a few miles N of the 15/215 split). Go West on Scott to the first right: Haun. Take a right on Haun and it is about a block down on the right. There is an entrance to a nursery and this place. They sell compost, rock, topsoil, etc. so you will see piles of the stuff and that is the place.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

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

Back to top Go down

Compost

Post  Garden Angel on 7/17/2010, 9:34 pm

Thanks Chopper, Ive seen that place before and did not know it was open to public? I thought maybe it was just for bulk orders like for landscaping contractors. Thanks again for the tip.
There was a place on Clinton Keith off the 15 across the gas station there on the corner that I got horse manure for free before. If it is still there they have bags sitting out to take. Thanks for sharing, hope you are doing ok in this heat !
avatar
Garden Angel

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : zone 8b, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost is where you find it.

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