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what's your best ideas for filling beds for free?

 
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Currently it's red clover growing in beds, plus weeds, and a lot of cut grass from lawn.
 
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Sounds like a good start!  I would chop and drop before winter, then bury the whole think in shredded leaves.  Great start for next spring!

Add manure if you have some.
 
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I know several people who have horses. They clean the stalls regularly and they can’t give it away fast enough. It’s a mixture of straw saw dust and of course horse manure. They only bad thing is if they feed the horses oat in their stalls, then oats will sprout. If you know anyone with horses it’s a good way to fil your bed quickly and free.
 
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Thomas Black wrote:I know several people who have horses. They clean the stalls regularly and they can’t give it away fast enough. It’s a mixture of straw saw dust and of course horse manure. They only bad thing is if they feed the horses oat in their stalls, then oats will sprout. If you know anyone with horses it’s a good way to fil your bed quickly and free.



Good post.  A craigslist search for manure will usually get a few hits for locals offering free horse 'compost' for free.
 
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