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Posted July 31, 2012 - 05:25 PM

I have a pile of shreaded tree limbs, and when I have grass clippings, I add them to the pile. Right now it is just sitting in the middle of a small piece of property.
I do try to move the pile around once in a while with the push blade on the front of my Wheel Horse.
We do not have a garden, but would like to work up an area this fall and plan on one for next year.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 05:29 PM

We burn our garden waste...but I might till it under this year.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:11 PM

We add grass clippings as mulch during the summer and then till everything in except for the pumpkin vines after they are done producing.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Compost it and then till it in . Unless it has a fun gas like the tomatoes got a few years ago, that was bagged and sent to the landfill . As it was contagious and would come back if not removed. Also had to treat the soil too . I did that the hard way.... I moved lol.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 11:12 AM

I shred my garden waste & use a series of bins to compost. In the back of the picture from L-R: sawdust mulch bin, catch bin (for stuff to be shredded), shredding bin, composting bins, garden soi bin & sand bin. I till some of the material into the gardens before it is completely composted, as it will finish in the ground. ~~ Lowell

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:39 PM

I compost it, along with the kitchen waste, ashes from the fire pit, and left-over top-soil and/or manure from various projects. The result gets used mostly in the wife's flower beds.

For building nutrients in the garden, I use manure (mostly cow) and a four-way mix top soil that really helps with our clay soil. We just don't get enough compost to keep the garden productive in this soil/climate.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:53 PM

I always burn any weeds and the rest of the garden gets composted in a pile. Last years stuff has been composting along with some grass clippings and I plow them under or till them under. Come spring I retill or replow and till. It seems to work well for me. The potato plants go into the compost pile, but it's a year before they see the garden soil.