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RE: Trilliums ?

I compost my kitchen scraps before they go into the established beds.  It
seems to work better for me.  We do not bag our grass either, unless it is
so long that it will suffocate the grass underneath.  That has really helped
break up the clay in the general area of the yard.   If the grass is too
long and bagged, it goes into a compost heap until it is reduced to nice
organic materials.  It also helps if the ground is moist when I try to dig.
Late summer is a bear to dig the clay since it is brick hard due to annual
drought that time of year.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Trilliums ?

> Do you "plant" your kitchen mulch in your beds?  I found it is a 
> pretty fast way to get the clay broken up.

I've been chopping oak leaves into little pieces using a leaf shredder and
then lightly turning them into the soil.  :)

There's a BIG oak tree in my backyard, so I have plenty of leaves...  


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