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Aug 9, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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I looked and didn't find a forum dedicated to composting. May we have one here? I find composting fundamental and every time I start a new garden, I set up the compost first thing.

I was sharing a little about my compost in another thread, and realized I have a lot to share about various ways to compost, and how easy it is to get a good compost going if you know some basics.

At the same time, there are always variables and issues arise that even experienced composters need to investigate with others, so having a place to share about how we go with our composting would be very valuable to me.

Beginning composters can be put off by what seems like a complicated, smelly project, which can be made much easier with a little knowledge, and, as any experienced composter will tell you, if it's smelly, something is wrong. One great thing is, nearly everything that goes wrong with a compost pile can be fixed.

This is an old picture from a previous garden, of a compost that did quite well for me there.

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Aug 9, 2014 7:24 PM CST
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
There is a great permaculture forum here: http://garden.org/forums/view/...
with a lot of knowledgeable people. That may be a great place to post.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
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Aug 9, 2014 7:51 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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We would definitely welcome compost discussions in the permaculture forum!
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Aug 10, 2014 5:06 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
Composter Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Herbs Daylilies Sempervivums
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
I noticed the permaculture forum and it's on my list of places to visit. I'll check it out. And I'm very glad to see permaculture has a "voice" here. Green Grin!

Dave, thanks for fixing my newbie mistake too, and moving this thread to where it belongs. *Blush*
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Aug 10, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 12, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
Composter Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Herbs Daylilies Sempervivums
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Welp, so far we're talking composting a lot in MAG --mostly me and Catmint who wants to get started soon. And I noticed a couple of topics on composting in the Cottage Garden forum too. Haven't yet managed to get too far into the Permaculture forum, but intend to make my way there.

I just thought I'd mention for anyone curious or interested that we do have a pretty active conversation going in MAG right now, so come on by if you like.

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Aug 12, 2014 11:56 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Kyla: I'm old but curious; What is MAG?
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Aug 12, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Hi Lin! I think it's the Mid Atlantic Gardening forum.
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Aug 12, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
Composter Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Herbs Daylilies Sempervivums
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Yes, that's what I meant. Shoulda spelled it out! Green Grin!
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Aug 12, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Aaah ... I had no clue!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Aug 12, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I see we have a thread asking about composting. It seems that there is a lot of interesting in having a 'Composting Forum'.
There are thread and posts all over the site, it would be great to be able to just go to a composting forum instead of having to search through so many different forums and threads. It is such an important topic and seems it should be easy to find.
I would definitely be visiting a 'Composting Forum'.
The thread "Soil & Composting forum?" in Site Talk forum
http://garden.org/search/index...
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Aug 12, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
I would definitely visit a specific composting forum too.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Aug 12, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
There is sure a lot of information scattered around ATP that would get a Composting Forum up and running.
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Aug 12, 2014 12:43 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Lynn if you want to spend the time, give me a list of the threads that look like they belong and I'll make the forum and move them all in. Smiling
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Aug 12, 2014 1:05 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Hurray! Okay, on my way. Smiling
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Aug 12, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Done! Thanks Lynn! The forum has been created. http://garden.org/forums/view/...
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Aug 12, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Hurray!
Now that I can easily find all this great information maybe I will be more successful at composting. Thumbs up

Thank you so much Dave.
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Aug 12, 2014 1:52 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
I tip my hat to you.

I found a few more threads and moved them over, too. Thumbs up
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Aug 12, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank you Dave. On my way to see what they are.
I find this most wonderful to find all this information in one place. Lovey dubby

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