This is my first year in this house and the previous occupant didn't do much.
The lawn is half dandilion and first time I cut the grass the neighbors
wandered over to thank me.
Many of my neighbors have perennials blooming away, and then you get to my
yard, which has all these puny little annuals I started from seed except for
some bleeding hearts hijacked from a demo site and a woodruff plant I bought
Recommendation: A friend has this gorgeous white tulip which just finished
blooming called 'Calgary'. I found a site with a picture and an explanation:
I have found that adding a high nitrogen fertilizer to the mix when
filling a compost bin will make things move along much faster.
I read somewhere that the microbes that do the decomposing use
nitrogen in the process.
Shredding everything first also helps a lot.
I started a batch of old leaves, weeds, chipped twigs, dirt, worms,
and a buncha bugs; with fertilizer. Some things were not there on
purpose - it was their own misfortune. That was a little more than a
week ago. Right now it is almost too hot to hold your hand in the
It could be done in a couple more weeks.
On 23 Jun 2004 00:01:31 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bungadora)
Thanks. I've got to get some fertilizer for the lawn anyway.
Wouldn't this work better if there were a lot of browns (carbon) though? This
time of year I have a lot of greens (nitrogen) in the pile.
(Time to haul the tomatoes indoors.)
On 6/22/04 6:03 PM, in article email@example.com,
Yes, common knowledge to those that are in the know. It creates more area to
Yes, use a fertilizer but don't use a chemical fertilizer...it will feed
plants but not the worms...use a natural fertilizer like cow/horse/pig or
chicken manure...find your nearest farm or you can purchase it at a local
gardening shop. They all will work well in a compost bin and feed the worms
as well, and worms work 24-7! Neat eh?
What temperature is it at 160? My last one I measured was at 145...still hot
At that temperature you are probably right. Wow, and they say there is no
free lunch...just for worms I guess. :)
Fort Langley BC
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