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« on: Wed 23 June, 2010 - 10:59 pm »

What would be a good base for these?  Could we use rotten baleage at the bottom etc covered with mushroom compost?  Haven't done these before and therefore don't really want to muck it up  eek
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« Reply #1 on: Thu 24 June, 2010 - 07:51 am »

The best veges are usually grown in the bottom of woolworth's trundlers.

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« Reply #2 on: Thu 24 June, 2010 - 09:53 am »

only if they're organic! 

sorry gov, not sure but if no-one can help here, there are usually loads of books at the library on this sort of thing 

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« Reply #3 on: Thu 24 June, 2010 - 04:45 pm »

yes! use rotten baleage as a base for compost! very good idea...

I add aged straw bales yearly to our raised beds to bulk them up... straw is preferable to hay as hay introduces lots of annoying grass seed.

I leave a few bales in the garden over winter (they make a good spot for the dogs to chew bones in the sun) then dig them in before I plant out the spring vegies...

I also add a leaf of straw to the compost bins every so often to keep them from turning sludgey...


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« Reply #4 on: Thu 24 June, 2010 - 05:07 pm »

for vege gardens, add dolomite and blood and bone,  to that lot
give it all plenty of time to finish its composting process.

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