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Thor123422
#21 May 29 2020 09:46pm
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Quote (thesnipa @ May 29 2020 10:40pm)
ive found that if u avoid meat in the pile they stay out, but in that case u may want to consider a vertical design using snow fence and fence posts. basically just 3-4' tall snow fence in a square with fence posts. cheap and effective, great airflow and easy to flip and track its sinking.


Hmmm good idea. We're going to home depot and whatnot tomorrow so I'll take a look at some basic fencing.

One of my dogs won't bother it. But I have another dog that's dumb as a box of rocks and would definitely get all up in the pile every day.

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Hmmm good idea. We're going to home depot and whatnot tomorrow so I'll take a look at some basic fencing.

One of my dogs won't bother it. But I have another dog that's dumb as a box of rocks and would definitely get all up in the pile every day.


yup seen a few of those lol. dead patch of grass turns into a pit in the blink of an eye
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#23 May 29 2020 09:52pm
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Quote (thesnipa @ May 29 2020 10:47pm)
yup seen a few of those lol. dead patch of grass turns into a pit in the blink of an eye


Pretty much. But the good thing is I'm in the city, so not a lot of wildlife to disturb it if my dogs don't.
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#24 May 30 2020 11:55pm
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Quote (thesnipa @ May 29 2020 10:37pm)
compost needs a lot of air and water, might be better to just leave it open. all of my composting is literally just piles, I stack them about 3 feet cubed, then when they get to two or so feet high I flip them and add more material. if its 2 months before you get anything broken down correctly and completely a rich brown you've done something wrong. be it airflow, water, or not enough green material to rot and raise the temp high enough to break itself down. once it gets to be a rich brown it can be placed right onto plants to retain water in the soil and feed plants.


There's an old fire pit in the back yard that the previous owners used and we never will. So I dug it out into a pit ~1 ft deep x 3ft x 3ft to use as a compost area. I can fence it off so my dogs can't get in and there's already a ton of ash and stuff in the soil that will be a good carbon base.

Got a bucket in my kitchen now for scraps, and we're buying a new lawn mower this week so I'll make sure it's one that I can hook up a bag for clippings to add when I need to.
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😎 I got a green thumb.

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#26 Jun 4 2020 01:05pm
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Dumped my first bucket of compost in the dug out fire pit today. Covered with a tarp and used the rocks around the fire pit to hold down the tarp. Gonna get some basic fencing this weekend to keep my dogs out of it.

Let my dogs out to go to the bathroom about an hour after and it wasn't two minutes before my dumb dog decided to remove the tarp and eat a piece of old lettuce. So... had to shore up the rocks around the tarp.

When I mow on Sunday I'll collect the clippings and use it as a base over the kitchen scraps.
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Quote (Thor123422 @ 4 Jun 2020 12:05)
Dumped my first bucket of compost in the dug out fire pit today. Covered with a tarp and used the rocks around the fire pit to hold down the tarp. Gonna get some basic fencing this weekend to keep my dogs out of it.

Let my dogs out to go to the bathroom about an hour after and it wasn't two minutes before my dumb dog decided to remove the tarp and eat a piece of old lettuce. So... had to shore up the rocks around the tarp.

When I mow on Sunday I'll collect the clippings and use it as a base over the kitchen scraps.


Build a box with free pallets. Line it with chicken wire or whatever the environment calls for. Then you can add things like bone meal, manures, other stinky things. Also consider having multiple composts. Some might be good for small plants and some might be good for the ones that need a boost every week.

Follow up on the box(s) by surrounding them with cilantro or some other potent plant.

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#28 Jun 12 2020 08:08pm
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My dog for size, my tomato plants, and my compost pit.
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Quote (Thor123422 @ Jun 13 2020 04:08am)
https://i.imgur.com/e21OMRz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9T6iIin.jpg


My dog for size, my tomato plants, and my compost pit.


that dog is fucking adorable :wub:
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#30 Jun 14 2020 04:59pm
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Quote (Snyft2 @ Jun 14 2020 05:18pm)
that dog is fucking adorable :wub:


He's dumb as hell which just contributes to his cuteness.
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