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  1. Question and Answer
    Last year I started a compost bin. I am wondering can I put used dryer sheets in a compost bin?
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    17 September 2011 Composting. 17 September 2011 Composting. All my spent vegetation is chopped into small pieces in the chipper/shredder. The spent vegetation should be slightly green (corn stalks in this case) to facilitate chopping, and it composts quicker, which takes about a year. There is...
  3. Green Living
    Anyone done this? How's it work? What do you need to set this up? How much effort is involved? I'm thinking with six months of winter here this might be an option for composting. Right now we throw excess foodstuff out in winter. Otherwise we'd have to store it in our garage where it would...
  4. Simple Living
    Anyone else see this series by Wanda Urbanska? It's really interesting and has struck a chord with DH and I. I think we'll try to stretch ourselves a little further as a result. Will talk to DH about vermiculture composting. It would be really handy in winter. Just not sure we have enough...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    Composting http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Composting 18 April 2009 Composting The outer portion of the overwintered compost pile was put through the Chipper/Shredder to make smaller pieces before placing in the garden beds. The center of the compost pile is still frozen. There is only about two...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Composting http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Compost 31 July 2008 Composting. This is how I handle my spent vegetation. Kitchen slops are not utilized. Reality check about composting. There is too much nonsense written about composting. Mostly it has to do with selling pretty, useless containers...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    DH has been wanting a composter like they advertise in magazines. I finally found one that is somewhat affordable in a gardening catalog and ordered it for the holidays. It is a round tank that you put the material in and spin every couple of days. Do any of you have one similiar and can you...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?QERMY 15 September 2008 Shredding plant material for faster composting. http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?FHVJI Summary: Composting experience.
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?KFBMX 6 September 2008 Removing and chopping spend vegetation from the garden. Total time 25 minutes. http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?FHVJI Summary: Composting experience.
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?AWMOS 28 August 2008 Reducing vegetation for composting. Some spent plants ere removed from the garden, and chopped for efficient, timely composting. http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?FHVJI 2008 Composting experience.
  11. Garden and plants
    Practical Composting. Cut into small pieces and forget it. http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?WRHWG 20 June 2008 Practical Composting. All garden waste is chopped into small pieces and placed in the composting bin. A bin must be readily accessible for placing waste into, and also for ease of...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    in houson, we can have a spring garden from october to april. the down time is may thru september. well, our season for annuals and colorful pretties is over. time to put the beds to sleep. i have a full composter to cover the beds out front. time to empty it. Today, i tore out, chopped up...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Ok, so I am getting ready to make a garbage can composter. I've read posts here, as well as how to make it online. I know I need to drill holes in it for air circulation. I am assuming that I drill them around the sides towards the top of the bin. Then somewhere on the bottom, but I'm...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I would really like to start a small compost pile this year. I have been researching online, how to compost, etc. (My parents have always done it, so I watched them growing up...I just never paid attention to the mechanics of it). I'm interested in advice from those who have them. I've seen...
  15. Make It Yourself
    so this came from another thread where we were talking about "community living" and i wanted to post a separate thread to ask what recommendations ya'll have for a "not noticeable" composting in ceramic (is that a good idea) planters for my (really small) garden? the garden is about 6 feet wide...
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.compostguide.com/
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    I bought some lumber today, and am soon going to build a two-bin system. I have a post off Freecycle where someone is going to let me come pick up her "chicken" straw to get me off to a good start! I'll post pics of the process as I go!
  18. Garden and plants
    This is the first of a series of articles on basic vegetable gardening for beginners. I chose this topic because growing vegetables is the most frugal kind of gardening there is. Growing your own vegetables is a rewarding pastime that gives you healthy fresh vegetables for your table that you...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    Do you guys compost? Dave and I were raking the yard and we got to thinking we should compost the leaves for the garden. It would be good for the soil... plus we wouldn't have to bag them up and pay the dump to take them. We have a nice plastic compost bin from the curbside mall last year. But...
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