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don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  Josh on 5/4/2011, 8:30 pm

I was sifting my compost using this basket


It looks good and smells good


But look what I found in it

very sharp bones
Last summer we went fishing and we caught several big catfish, I buried the fish heads and guts at the bottom of the compost pile, I forgot about the bones in the fish, some of those bones have a sharp saw like edge on them and are very sharp.

One of the important rules of making compost, don't put bones in the compost pile.
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Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  camprn on 5/4/2011, 8:32 pm

wow, you could make some cool garden art with those...I suppose What a Face Thanks for the tip!!!


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Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  Chopper on 5/4/2011, 8:43 pm

Ouch! But those fish should be great for the garden!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/4/2011, 9:05 pm

Do I see the first "compost necklace" coming? Sure, it looks like fish bones, but it was in the compost pile....lol.
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Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  quiltbea on 5/4/2011, 9:06 pm

Josh, I love your use of the veggie storage basket as a sifter for your compost. Good idea.
It looks so rich and beautiful.
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Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  Miss M on 5/4/2011, 9:49 pm

Yeowch! Shocked

Very nice-looking compost, though! cyclops

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Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  cabinfever on 5/5/2011, 5:17 pm

It's comforting to know that even the "experts" make a mistake now and then! Very Happy
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