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Going to start composting

Post  moswell on 6/25/2011, 12:34 pm

I have to say I never thought I'd get into the gardening enough to do my own composting, but the materials have all but fallen into my lap, so I think I'm going to do it.

I rent a house with a huge oak tree, so I have tons and tons of dead leaves piled up doing nothing but rotting on their own (sorry, I don't rake and bag leaves - what a waste of time Very Happy ). Then my father started homebrewing, and I discovered that spent grains from brewing can be used in composting, and apparently they're considered a "green" ingredient. So even though I was worried I wouldn't be able to get enough "green" ingredients since I'm single and cook only for myself, it looks like I shouldn't have an issue. So I'm off to the store today to get a composting bin.

I know, I know, I could make one. But I'd rather do as little as possible to upset the property since I don't own it!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/25/2011, 2:07 pm

If you find yourself with too big a pile to use yourself, some of your neighbors would probably love some, too. Heck, you could likely bucket some and sell it at a farmer's market if you were ambitious enough.

Sky's the limit!

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Post  moswell on 6/29/2011, 9:26 am

Argh - the landlord hired a contractor to do a little landscaping work in the yard yesterday, and the contractor came while I was at work. I came home to find that not only had he taken away all the leaf and bush trimmings, but he'd blown/taken away all, I repeat, all, of the dead leaves I'd piled up over the last two years. Sad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  camprn on 6/29/2011, 12:28 pm

That stinks, well maybe this guy is a new source of composting materials for you. I wonder where he took it all?

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Post  moswell on 6/29/2011, 12:32 pm

@camprn wrote:That stinks, well maybe this guy is a new source of composting materials for you. I wonder where he took it all?

Alas, I don't know his name or his company's name, and when I saw the guy the day before he didn't seem overly friendly. Oh well, I might have enough in the bin at the moment to do a first batch. I can always wait until Fall for a new supply of dead leaves. Smile

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Post  Kelejan on 6/29/2011, 2:25 pm

So sorry, Moswell, on the loss of all the leaves you have been saving for the last two years. That is a real setback. Please do not dwell on it too much, put it behind you as it is not the end of the world.

That contractor sure knew the value of those partly composted leaves.

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