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Homemade Potting compost
Sat 24-Apr-10
11:03 am
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JoannaS
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Wonder if anyone has a recipe for peat free potting compost. We are fine at making compost for the garden but next year we are probably going to scale up even more on the growing and so will need lots and lots of potting compost but we don't want to use peat, although we could get hold of it from places on our land. Cheers

Sat 24-Apr-10
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You might want to check with the BBC website, Bob Flowerdew, or even Dig In.  I haven't looked but I'm pretty sure that one of them would give you some pointers.  Good luck.

I'll try that again!

Sun 25-Apr-10
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I did fine this http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/H.....-Soil.aspx I love the idea of a solar pasteuriser. Will have to see about making a 4ftx5ft enclosure for leaves but that then will take two years. We do have a lot of shredded wood but then we need greenery to get that to rot down well or I need some of Fiona and Danny's chicken poo until I can sort out some of my own Whistle

Mon 3-May-10
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That is a very good article, Joanna, and an absorbing site. I just spent 20 minutes reading the article that compares vertical wind turbines with the more common windmill-style horizontal shaft turbines. The latter are simply better at generating electricity and the reasons are interesting to the vaguely Meccano-minded like me.

It is stunning how much we spend on bottled water and commercial compost. My dad would be laughing. He simply hauled several loads of rotting cow manure with the donkey and cart from the midden to the plots in late winter and dug it in in March/April. I like the idea of recycling mulch (tree bark, garden clippings and the like). That is what Fiona bought this year. 3,000 litres of the stuff! It is a mixture of manure and mulch. We will see how good it is come the harvesting season.

Re chicken poo: will check if it can be dehydrated and also the postal rates to Latvia! Big_Laugh

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Mon 3-May-10
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Ok looking forward to that Danny, wonder what the post lady will think Whistle

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