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Posted July 14, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Time to refill the sawdust bins:  HPIM1245.JPG

 

I brought this load in this afternoon, pretty well filled the big bin.  I'll go pick up another load in the morning that will fill the smaller bin & put a layer around the shed.  It will be a few feet away from the shed under flowers & shrubbery.  I get it from an Amish sawmill 12 miles from home, they have an "english" that runs their loader for them, sawdust is free for the hauling.  Aged Oak & Cottonwood mixed.  They also have wood chips that are a couple inches square x 1/4" thick that I buy for some areas, fairly cheaply!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 06:56 PM

That looks like a pretty heavy load on that trailer. That's a lot of dust. Do you just use it for landscaping?



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:13 PM

That looks like a pretty heavy load on that trailer. That's a lot of dust. Do you just use it for landscaping?

 

6000 lb axles, sawdust is dry.

 

I use it for the vegetable gardens and trees & shrubs away from the main buildings.  HPIM2768.JPG

 

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Posted July 15, 2014 - 12:17 AM

I have to ask.  Can you use the sawdust and wood shavings in the garden?  Till them under like I do the grass/leaf mulch?  I was told once that this was not good as it leaches out the nitrogen?  It's the biggest reason I went to straw in the coop instead of the shavings I was using.  Just curious, u can consider me a garden greenie.

 

I was using the pine bales from TSC.  Maybe it's just the pine that's not good?  IDK


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Picked up another load this morning, hauled what I could dump behind the shed from the top by wheelbarrow.  Then got the 83-420 w/17P cart to haul around the bottom of the hill.  HPIM3112.JPG

 

I'll put what's left in the smaller bin close to the gardens.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 11:55 AM

I have to ask.  Can you use the sawdust and wood shavings in the garden?  Till them under like I do the grass/leaf mulch?  I was told once that this was not good as it leaches out the nitrogen?  It's the biggest reason I went to straw in the coop instead of the shavings I was using.  Just curious, u can consider me a garden greenie.

 

I was using the pine bales from TSC.  Maybe it's just the pine that's not good?  IDK

 

It's best aged for a year!  I add a little nitrogen when I turn it under to help even out the nutrients.  Just do not use Black Walnut, it has a growth inhibitor in it.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 09:52 PM

If it can be used after aging for a year, it would be about the right time frame as it's full of chick. poop, that stuff needs to age for a year too.  Maybe I'll mix it with the straw/poop.  Thanks.






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