• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Dan Boone
gardeners:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • Mike Barkley

As if you couldn't hear enough good stuff about compost...

 
gardener
Posts: 231
Location: Central IL
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here's more:

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/green/pubs/compost.pdf

Talks a lot about roadsite uses (instead of other means) for fertilization, pest control, and erosion control...and how cost-effective it is.  Also mentions just how peachy it is for home use.

-Jeremy
 
Jeremy Bunag
gardener
Posts: 231
Location: Central IL
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Speaking of compost:

Is there a bad time to topdress a thin layer?  I heard of people topdressing 4-5 times a year, just giving enough time for the compost to "work in."  Some guides even suggesting winter (maybe for warm season grasses?).

Just curious,

-Jeremy
 
master steward
Posts: 27830
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Put it down just when the grass is about to start doing a lot of growing.

Winter is good for those places where the grass would grow a lot in the winter.

 
You ought to ventilate your mind and let the cobwebs out of it. Use this cup to catch the tiny ads:
Rocket Oven – is it Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know
https://permies.com/t/99726/rocket-ovens/Introduction-rocket-ovens-build
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!