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grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 15:13

It is a shame really, throwing away material which could be turned into usable stuff and then having to buy it back again.

I sometimes think the amount of work involved in turning grass in to compost is not worth the effort for the amount one gets. 12 months worth produces a few cubic feet of it and a lot of back ache!

Mind it would take a few bin loads to get rid of even one mowing of our paths so the choice is not really there.

And if this rain does not stop there is going to be even more of it, nothing else is growing as it should, but boy is the grass.

grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:11

Then, Palaisglide I do not know what you were doing, almost all of my grass cuttings go onto our compost heap and they make up the vast bulk of it and rot down within the normal length of time into usuable compost. Our neighbour puts his grass over the fence into the farmer's field behind and I noticed to day that it has rotted away into usuable stuff.

Why Are My Potatoes Producing Tomatoes

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:06

I am sure I saw a Hugh Fearnley house try a slug stew and it was disgusting according to him, if my memeory serves me right.

If you want to eat snails from the garden then collect them up a few weeks before hand and keep them in a containeer and feed on lettuce leaves and chives. that way you know they contain no toxins.

Though why anyone would want to eat things which have little taste and only are edible when drowned in filthy muck garlic and butter I do not know.

Why Are My Potatoes Producing Tomatoes

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:30

The juice of Lettuce is a quite strong narcotic, bet you did not know that either.

grass cuttings

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:37

Palaisglide, as I said grass cuttings go anaerobic if just left, turned and or aerated they compost just fine.

A few random questions :)

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:36

Funny this year has been one of the best for our Raspberries.

If there is no foliage on the canes now, then try the thumb test. Scrape the bark of a can with your nail. If it is still green then the cane is alive, if not then sadly they are probably dead.

grass cuttings

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:33

Best source of Nitrogen for grass cuttings is male human urine.

The more different plant material there is in compost the better it is, but grass properly rotted down is better than nothing. Not easy to get to rot properly as it tends to go anaerobic and instead of decomposing, it turns into slime. The way to overcome this is either to turn the heap frequently or make air holes in it by pushing a bar down into the heap and waggling it about to make ahole.

Annoying Advert

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 20:41

Put Ad-blocker plus on yout Browser and Do not track plus as well and you get none of these things.

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 20:39

I tried the oil thing, but I found it covered the watering can when I dipped it in the water and made it very slippy.

Root destroying insects

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 12:27

There are treatments for Fungus gnats (Sciarid flies). In large numbers the tiny soil living grubs could damage plant roots, but they have to be in large numbers. Also try putting a good deep layer of grit over the compost. This stops them from laying eggs.

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