Treating the soil… Swinging Waste to Treasure.


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Treating the soil… Swinging Rubbish to Fortune What is manure? Fertilizer is disintegrated natural materials. Fertilizer enhances our dirt! Fertilizer goes about as soil "paste" holding soil particles together. Manure soils hold more water. Fertilizer contains supplements plants need. Why fertilizer?
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Composting… Turning Trash to Treasure

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What is manure? Manure is disintegrated natural materials.

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Compost enhances our dirt! Fertilizer goes about as soil “glue” holding soil particles together. Fertilizer assists soil with holding more water. Fertilizer contains supplements plants need. Why fertilizer?

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Compost decreases the measure of concoction manures required, consequently sparing you cash! Manure decreases the measure of waste that enters our landfills! Did you know…yard and kitchen waste make up 20 - 25% of the waste setting off to our landfills? Why manure?

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Compost receptacles can be manufactured effectively & economically! Build a manure receptacle out of wire-lattice, wooden beds, a rubbish can, or make a worm fertilizing the soil container! Simple to utilize guideline sheets are accessible at your Cooperative Extension Office. Fertilizer containers are additionally accessible for buy and fluctuate in size and cost. Building a Compost Bin… Garbage can manure canister. Picture acquired from ENRI 311: Constructing a Garbage Can Compost Bin .

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Ingredients: Air Water “ Green ” Materials “ Brown ” Materials Composting Recipe for Success As you manufacture your fertilizer heap, think about a layered cake. Interchange materials that are “ green ” with materials that are “ chestnut .” Remember your fertilizer heap needs water and air simply as you do! “ Green ” materials are high in nitrogen (illustrations incorporate nourishment scraps, grass clippings, and fertilizer). “ Brown ” materials are high in carbon (cases incorporate paper, sawdust, woodchips, leaves, & straw).

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Fruit and Vegetable Scraps Human Hair, Fur, & Feathers Clothes Dryer Lint Cardboard Rolls Newspaper or Shredded Paper (Avoid Colored and Shiny/Glossy Kind) Straw or Hay Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, & Teabags Nutshells Grass Clippings & Yard Waste Leaves - Fresh or Dry - From Trees & Shrubs Sawdust or Wood shavings (in Small Quantities) What goes into manure?

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No – No’s Meat, Meat Products, Bones, or Fish Fats, Greases, or Oils Baked Goods - Breads, Cookies, Cakes, & Pies Dairy Products - Milk, Yogurt, & Cheeses Weeds that are difficult to slaughter or that have gone to seed Kitty Litter or Pet Waste Yard Waste Treated with Chemicals Black Walnut Leaves/Twigs Coal or Charcoal Ashes Citrus* Onion* Meats, bones, fats, oils, oils, prepared merchandise, & journal items can draw in vermin, make smell issues, and mold. *If you have a worm container, don\'t include anything that would disturb your eyes, similar to onion or citrus, this can aggravate the worms’ skin. What does NOT go into fertilizer?

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Contact Ashley Osborne at ashley.osborne@uky.edu or 859-257-2505 or your neighborhood Extension office. Visit http ://www.ca.uky.edu/enri/compost.php for downloadable reality sheets, intelligent diversions, and more identified with

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