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 England, December 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by sanderson Today at 4:06 am

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:03 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:59 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 2:45 am

» Live and learn
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:03 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:04 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:44 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 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

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by CapeCoddess 12/3/2016, 12:32 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 3:39 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 1:28 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 5:46 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/2/2016, 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 2:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Wood based Compost

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wood based Compost

Post  Kabaju42 on 3/3/2010, 9:47 am

I must have registered and posted this question just a few hours before the new site came online. Oh well.

Last year I cut down some trees and rented a chipper to break them down, which resulted in a large pile of wood chips in my yard. Since then I've been trying to add other organic matter to make compost, but it isn't much compared to the amount of wood. Now I'm going to start some SQFs this year, and I'm wondering if I can use my pile for the compost part of Mel's mix, or maybe mix it in with other compost. Any thoughts?

Kabaju42

Male Posts : 249
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : Salt Lake City, UT

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wood based Compost

Post  Theresa on 3/3/2010, 11:08 am

From my own experience, I also had a tree cut down and chipped to use for mulch. It sat a year, and what I found was down at the bottom inside the pile it had decomposed and I was able to use that with my compost, and by second year it was mostly all decomposed, and I added it in with my other compost.

Theresa

FOUNDER SFG forum 2009

certified SFG instructor

Female Posts : 211
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 62
Location : Illinois Z6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wood based Compost

Post  happyfrog on 3/5/2010, 8:48 am

a neighbor chopped down a tree last year and let me have some of the wood chips - i used it as mulch around my boxes. worked great! so that's an idea, too if you have mulch that didn't compost fast enough for use in boxes. . .

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wood based Compost

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:24 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