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Re: Well, today.../Straw Gardening

I don't know... but it might. I remember seeing a video when I was first in Master Gardeners in Missouri. It was on the negatives of sawdust. If you think of it you never see a tree growing out of a huge pile of sawdust. I can't remember much of the video but I remember that it isn't like mulch.
zone 6b

----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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Kemp TX
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