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Re: Composting > temps


Everyone stay warm out there, looks like Jim will be the only one missing
this stupid front.  Too bad I can't telecommute.  Speaking of Jim, did Ms.
Fatma get home OK?

On 11/27/06, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>
> Skiff of snow on my car this am. Bah, humbug! I'd happily skip winter.
> But.... I do like Christmas. And spring is so welcome after the cold
> weather.. Since it's here, I hope we get one hard freeze to kill the pine
> borers. I'll try to remember to focus on how beautiful the snow is. Stay
> warm Pam.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Composting > temps
>
>
> > 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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> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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Kemp TX
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