Patio Fertilizing the soil.

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On the off chance that conceivable, far from trees or hedges (roots will discover fertilizer) At ... Houseplants. 2/3 fertilized soil, 1/3 fertilizer. Different uses: Compost Tea. Unfinished Compost ...
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY Backyard Composting Producing your own "Dark Gold"

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The Natural Cycle

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Leaves Decomposing

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The breakdown discharges supplements

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Backyard Composting

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Where to put your manure heap Within span of a greenery enclosure hose Convenient to your home If conceivable, far from trees or shrubberies (roots will discover fertilizer) At slightest 30\' from streams, wells or lakes (nitrogen overflow) Be circumspect of your neighbor\'s perspective Think: Two Piles

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Materials for making a receptacle

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Measure out 12 ½ feet of wire

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Cut one end flush, one w/prongs

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Set upright shaping a barrel

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Fasten closes w/prongs confronting out

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Completed container

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Start with a layer of leaves

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Easy measuring: 3 segments = 1\'

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Break up any clusters

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50 lbs gives natural nitrogen

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Sprinkle some on top of first layer

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Use pellets rather than supper

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Mix pellets into the leaves

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As sodden as a wrung out wipe

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Add another layer of leaves

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Each layer around 1\'

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More pellets

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Mix together

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Add water to every layer

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Cap with definite layer of leaves

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Completed clump

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Adding kitchen scraps

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Place scraps into the opening

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Push down into the heap

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Cover scraps with leaves

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Mark the spot for reference

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Pile warms up, volume diminishes

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Turning the pile Turn one week subsequent to gathering Turn no less than each three to four weeks The more you turn the heap, the speedier it will deteriorate If you have more than one heap, you can join heaps as they reduction in volume

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Unfasten the prongs

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Unwrap the heap

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Set up close first heap

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Toss the heap once again into the canister

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Add water, if fundamental

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Pile beginning to breakdown

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Worms love manure

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Compost in real life

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Less compost required

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Compost slackens our mud soils

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What can go into a fertilizer heap? Leaves Fruit/vegetable peels, stems Spoiled leafy foods Egg shells Coffee grounds and channels Tea leaves and packs Hard-shelled nuts (pounded)

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What can go into a fertilizer heap? Nut Shells Clam and shellfish shells (ground) Canning/safeguarding squanders Stale bread Used napkins/paper towels Manure from stallions, cows and chickens Recycled manure

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What ought not be incorporated: Dog droppings Cat litter and droppings Charcoal Ashes Chemically treated plant material Invasive weeds and plants Diseased or invaded plants Glossy smooth paper Poisonous or prickly plants

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Where to utilize your manure New garden overnight boardinghouses Dig in 2-3" of manure in main 6" Vegetable patio nurseries/transplants 2-3" on informal lodging in every gap Existing greenhouse beds 1" layer around plants

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Where to utilize your manure Natural zones ½" under mulch Side dressings trees/bushes Scratch ½" from 1" out from the stem or trunk of plant out to dribble line Lawns After air circulation, spread ½" of fertilizer and rake in Houseplants 2/3 gardening soil, 1/3 fertilizer

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Other uses: Compost Tea Unfinished Compost

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Vermicomposting Worms: Can be reared effortlessly at home or school Can be utilized to reuse natural waste from your kitchen into important manure Produce castings which have a nonpartisan pH (around 7) Castings increment the measure of supplement accessible to your plants by up to 10 times . Castings increment harvest and field yields Increase the level of vital microbial movement in the dirt Consume their own body weight in nourishment consistently Double in populace each 2-3 months , in perfect conditions

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What do I require? A circulated air through holder Bedding, for example, destroyed daily paper Moisture and appropriate temperature Small measure of soil Redworms (Eisenia fetida)

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Q&A Compost Central 704 588 5898 Steve Elliot CAROL BUIE-JACKSON 704 814 0877 GARDENHABITAT@GMAIL.COM Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Authority

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