Permaculture forum: Compost in situ

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hazelnut
Nov 13, 2015 2:38 PM CST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSHHGlQYdA0&list=PL3VEy0_tuF...

Here is a way to compost without using a compost pile. Use earth worms to turn the compost!

Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Nov 13, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Thanks for linking.
I feel almost guilty not using my compost bins since converting over to spot composting, chop and drop and using shredded leaves for mulch.

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hazelnut
Nov 13, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Maybe you could sell them at a yard sale? Im adding my rabbit droppings this week end to next year's berry patch.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Shadegardener
Nov 13, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Oh - my bins are homemade from salvaged chain link from an old dog run we had. More trouble to take down and not sure I'd have any takers. I'll keep them just in case. Maybe a giant hugel bed...
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Nov 14, 2015 11:49 AM CST
I like the idea of a giant hugel bed!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Nov 14, 2015 1:23 PM CST
It does sound convenient, doesn't it? I don't know what I'd grow in it as it's at the very back corner of the yard in my shady "wild" area where woods ferns abound. Probably couldn't grow edibles there - too much shade and it's along the path that the racoons take once they've crawled under the fence.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Dec 15, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Rather than make a compost pile, I compost and mulch right on top of my fruit trees. It ;provides nutrition and keeps weed down.

I started placing manure around bananas and that fixed nutritional problems from high rainfall.


Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Dec 15, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Rather than make a compost pile, I compost and mulch right on top of my fruit trees. It ;provides nutrition and keeps weed down.

I started placing manure around bananas and that fixed nutritional problems from high rainfall.



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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 16, 2015 10:46 AM CST
I am using more of the chop and drop method as well as spot composting in the beds. Larger oak tree limbs though tend to go in a big pile at the back of the yard. It's either cutting them into smaller pieces for a hugel bed or hauling out the big wood chipper.

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hazelnut
Dec 23, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Salvaged chain link! Some one has smashed my back fence and is stealing the rails. Maybe thats what they are doing with it.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Shadegardener
Dec 23, 2015 5:26 PM CST
Wow - first time I've heard of thieves taking chain link posts and rails. Sorry to hear of it.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Dec 23, 2015 7:53 PM CST
I forget whether it was NCIS or Adam-12 where thieves stole the security cameras out of a parking garage.

One of them crossed out "IS" and wrote in "WAS"

"THIS GARAGE IS WAS PROTECTED BY VIDEO SURVEILLANCE."
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 24, 2015 8:43 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
I was going to suggest that it might be interesting to focus a security camera on that disappearing fence to see if the thieves would come back for more but maybe not. Hilarious!

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hazelnut
Dec 24, 2015 8:47 AM CST
security camera? Is there a battery operated one? Yesterday I found more of the rails pulled out and laying over in the neighbor's yard, as if they were stacking them up for someone to come and pick them up.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 24, 2015 8:52 AM CST
What about those motion-activated cameras that are used to capture video of wild life? Surely they can't need an electric cord to operate.

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hazelnut
Dec 27, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Ill check it out. I hope they are not too expensive, because its a set-up for a stolen camera! Thanks for the suggestion, shadegardener.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 27, 2015 12:26 PM CST
hazelnut - hope you're having luck finding a camera. Have you filed a report the police? Is the cost enough that you'd consider filing an insurance claim?

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hazelnut
Dec 28, 2015 5:55 PM CST
I dont have property insurance because of the tornadoes. Yes. filed with the police, that didnt stop the neighbors pulling the rails out of the fence. We are having flooding here, so I didn't go out shopping. Maybe Amazon.


Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 28, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Nice neighbors. (sarcasm) Can you take a photo of the suspects from your house?

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hazelnut
Dec 30, 2015 3:27 PM CST
I guess I need to upgrade my camera. I bought a voice recorder to try to locate their whacking music. No luck with that yet either.

New years resolution: win, not fail.

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