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Re: Well, today.../Straw Gardening


Would sawdust work?   


On 4/14/05, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> Thanks, Tricia. I've got a spare garbage can. 45 gallon. I bought it
> when we first moved here, only to have the garbage guys tell me 30
> gallon was the upper limit.
> 
> Grass clippings is a good idea. I guess I could also haul the bucket to
> the recycle place and fill it with mulch. Hmmmm. Other possibilities
> come to mind--I've got a friend who has a horse; wonder what she does
> the used bedding when she cleans out the stall? I'll have to ask.
> 
> On Apr 14, 2005, at 2:03 PM, pdickson wrote:
> 
> > Jim,
> > I have grown them in old tires with straw but you could also use old
> > grass clippings.
> > Tricia
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"
> > <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:32 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Well, today.../ Midwest Gardening
> >
> >
> >> Hi Betsy,
> >>
> >> Tell me about garbage cans and fingerling potatoes. At the farm, I
> >> grew red potatoes in a plywood box full of straw. I was thinking of
> >> trying it here; garbage cans would be simpler than a plywood box.
> >> Only problem may be the straw part--Florida doesn't grow any crops
> >> that make straw, at least not that I know of.
> >>
> >> On Apr 14, 2005, at 10:50 AM, Betsy Kelson wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Ceres,
> >>>     Yes, I am recovering. Tuesday was in the 50's and Yesterday was
> >>> around
> >>> the 60's. Back to tee shirt weather for a few days. The snow in
> >>> Denver and
> >>> at the garden center is almost gone, but left everything pretty
> >>> muddy. At
> >>> the house, the south slopes have melted off, expect where we piled
> >>> the snow.
> >>> I plan on planting pansies today, maybe some onions in containers.
> >>> The
> >>> Fingerling potaqtoes will have to wait since in garbage cans are
> >>> full of
> >>> snow.
> >>>
> >>> betsy
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> 
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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