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
» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:59 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:30 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:08 am

» Cauliflower
by sanderson Today at 7:59 am

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by MrBooker Today at 6:44 am

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:24 am

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:21 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 2:56 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Today at 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

don't make this mistake with your compost

View previous topic View next topic Go down

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.

Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 21
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

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!!!


Last edited by camprn on 5/4/2011, 8:46 pm; edited 1 time in total

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
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: 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!

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: don't make this mistake with your compost

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.

BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4616
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

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

cabinfever

Posts : 66
Join date : 2011-03-04
Location : MN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: don't make this mistake with your compost

Post  Sponsored content Today at 9:08 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