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Re: Composting > temps


Ha.... he needs to keep his fingers quite, cause with one of these cold storms
he is gonna find the entire gardenchat list 'dropping in' for the
weekend/week/month/winter.... LOL!

Donna


----- Original Message ----
From:
Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday, November 27,
2006 5:16:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting > temps


Pfffft on Jim.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer"
<islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, November 27,
2006 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting > temps


> Doesn't seem to be on
our horizon--projected highs between 78 and 81  
> for the next 5 days.
> 
>
On Nov 27, 2006, at 10:01 AM, Pam Evans wrote:
> 
>> Guess everyone will get a
visit from that Arctic front they are  
>> expection
>> here.  Pfffft on hard
freezes.
>>
>> On 11/26/06, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> The temps here have been mid-70s, but like you they will plummet on
>>> Thursday
>>> night to mid-20s.  I'm not putting up more than a door
decoration
>>> regardless. :o)
>>> zem
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent:
Sunday, November 26, 2006 3:37 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting > temps
>>>
>>>
>>>> We've been dry and 55 to 60+ here and will be through Wed.  Then
a  
>>>> big
>>>> drop to high of 30.  I had no excuse to not put up Cmas
>>>
decorations.  They
>>>> went up yesterday but I refuse to turn them on until
sometime in
>>> December.
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> -----
Original Message -----
>>>> From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
>>>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 12:55 PM
>>>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I use lots of straw and mulch
in my garden but I also put down a  
>>>>> layer
>>> of
>>>>> newspapers
first.  I don't ever till my garden any more. I just dig  
>>>>> a
>>> hole
>>>>> and put in a plant.... way easy and the soil is wonderful.  Just be
>>>>> sure
>>>>> to keep it moist so that it can break down and keep it from
blowing
>>> away.
>>>>> It has been a wonderful fall here... but on Wednesday
of next week  
>>>>> we
>>> are
>>>>> suppose to drop from the 70's to the
30's.  It looks like winter is
>>>>> almost here.
>>>>> Tricia
>>>>> -----
Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:56 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> The people I've known
to use straw as a mulch on their vegetables  
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> simply laid
it around them.  I'm certainly no expert in that area.
>>>>>> zem
>>>>>> -----
Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
>>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 6:50
AM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Related issue -
I have decided to mulch my vegetable garden with
>>>>>>> straw next spring?.
Do I put the straw into the compost pile at
>>>>>>> season's end, or simply
dig it into the garden soil?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Nov 25, 2006, at 7:02 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How great to hear from you, Marge.  On the subject of  
>>>>>>>>
comoposting,
>>>>>>>> I know I have mentioned our MG compost project in the
past, but  
>>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>> anybody who wasn't here then or has
forgotten... We found an
>>>>>>>> excellent way to compost by creating our
enclosure out hay bales
>>>>>>>> and simply incorporating them into the mix as
they break down.   
>>>>>>>> We
>>>>>>>> make all the compost for the UT WTREC
(Univ. of TN West TN  
>>>>>>>> Research
>>>>>>>> & Education Center),
formerly known as the UT Experiment Station.
>>>>>>>> zem
>>>>>>>> zone 7
>>>>>>>> West TN
>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marge Talt"
<mtalt@clubhouse-
>>>>>>>> designs.com>
>>>>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 6:35 PM
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re:
[CHAT] Composting
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95
CG/SCSRT
>>>>>>>>> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>>>>>>>>>> So how many of
you have real compost piles? Are you diligent  
>>>>>>>>>> about
>>>>>>>>>>
turning them or is it just a place to dump organic matter?
>>>>>>>>>
----------
>>>>>>>>> I've been making compost for something like 36 years or
so.   
>>>>>>>>> Have a
>>>>>>>>> main compost area that is 2 piles...one old
I use and the other
>>> being
>>>>>>>>> added to plus several smaller piles
around behind things to save
>>>>>>>>> hauling it back to the main one and a
couple major mounds in the
>>>>>>>>> woods - gotta go mine those soon as I'm
using my 'good' pile up
>>> fast
>>>>>>>>> with potting soil and will soon run
out.  Everything gets either
>>>>>>>>> composted or eaten by the critters who
also go through the  
>>>>>>>>> kitchen
>>>>>>>>> waste just to make sure I
haven't put anything really tasty on  
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> heap.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I used to turn it but have not for many years.  Find it  
>>>>>>>>>
decomposes
>>>>>>>>> fine in a year so the old pile works for putting on beds
or  
>>>>>>>>> making
>>>>>>>>> potting soil.  Weeds sprout from it but mostly
in the potting  
>>>>>>>>> soil
>>>>>>>>> mix and they're easy to pull out of
the pots - my beds are so  
>>>>>>>>> full
>>>>>>>>> they don't get much
chance to grow and I mulch as well.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Also have a couple
three leaf piles - the resulting leaf mold is
>>>>>>>>> black gold.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> O'course, I also have regular rain.  You're right, Cyndi -
>>>>>>>>> water is
>>>>>>>>> the key to compost rotting.  I've had dry years
and no time to
>>> water
>>>>>>>>> leaf piles and dug into them a year or so
later to find wads of  
>>>>>>>>> dry
>>>>>>>>> leaves same as went into them.
Think you might give that black
>>>>>>>>> plastic idea a try...good thought.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>>>>>>>>> who is waaaaay
behind with email yet again....
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> mtalt@hort.net
>>>>>>>>>
Shadyside Garden Designs
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
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> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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