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Dec 3, 2014 9:30 AM CST
|Nov 1st I was able to get 7 loads of pumpkins, roughly 400, from a local church that was closing their pumpkin patch. For the past month I have been hacking them up with an axe & layering them with Spanish moss & leaves. I love Fall!!! I will get some updated pics of the finished pile uploaded soon.|
Dec 5, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Just because it ISN'T complicated doesn't mean I can't MAKE it complicated!
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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
Dec 7, 2014 6:09 AM CST
|You may need to hoe or till in the spring to reduce volunteer pumpkins.|
free for them in need:
Jan 4, 2015 4:08 PM CST
|I just threw three old pumpkins into the compost pile, I will be curious to see what type of compost pumpkins make. I noticed the hay bales in the picture, I just added three of those to the pile also.|
Saw some posts way back about using spanish moss in compost, not many people knew anything about it, please keep us informed on how the pumpkins and spanish moss project goes.
Jan 12, 2015 3:03 PM CST
|I let the older lady in the back of the pic with the cart have the hay bales for her chickens & even loaded them for her. I figured chicken bedding was a more noble cause than just making compost. What I really wanted was to get the hay after the chickens were done with it, but she had driven from Starke(50ish miles) just for the pumpkins. Will do on the updates! The 2 Spanish moss bins will take longer since I do not turn them. I leave the small sticks & twigs to keep the moss from matting. Volunteer pumpkin seedlings just become more "greens" when the pile is turned. I even have volunteers riding around Jax with me in the back of the truck. |
Jan 13, 2015 8:27 AM CST
|That should be a good fertile garden in a short time |
as you are in a warm climate.
Here it takes a pumpkin two summers to break down.