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Old 04-13-2019, 01:30 PM   #21
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I bought this compost bin from Costco years ago. I have had parts break but it a lifetime guarantee. One time they took so long to get the part that they sent me an entire new one. In the meantime I had fixed the one I had so my son has the new one.

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I used to make compost as a kid. We had a separate bin for organics in the kitchen and a pile out near the fields. Combination of organic food waste, egg shells, coffee, etc. and horticulture. We already had dark soil but the compost just made it that much better and helped hold some water. I used to turn it with a pitch fork.
I did that for my Gran growing up.

She also put Epsom salts in the compost.
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I have a tumbler type bin. You can just see it poking out of the snow between the birch tree and the corner of the shed. Right now it's not working to well.
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Nothing in there yet, just cleared and cleaned it all up yesterday. Building some new boxes for tomatoes to go in this year along the front of my house, and along the side (although unsure of what we will do in the side bins)
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I bought this compost bin from Costco years ago. I have had parts break but it a lifetime guarantee. One time they took so long to get the part that they sent me an entire new one. In the meantime I had fixed the one I had so my son has the new one.

Nice looking spot. I used to have the same bird bath!
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Very Nice.

I would post pics of my (legal in Canada) indoor garden, but I can’t until I get more posts.
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My favorite fertilizer is Glyphosate, so no garden for me.
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Does anyone here do any type composting?
The last couple times we mow grass in the fall, the collected trimmings are added to the garden in one big layer.
Then it gets turned over in the late winter early spring.
Not sure I am planting anything this year as I have not done one thing yet.

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I did that for my Gran growing up.
She also put Epsom salts in the compost.
Never heard of that. I know table salt (sodium) will kill plants.

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My favorite fertilizer is Glyphosate, so no garden for me.
I buy it by the 2.5 gallon concentrate. Found it on Amazon for $62. It will last 3 summers.
I use it all the time.
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Grow 'em while you can before the snowflakes rid the Earth of CO2.
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Today is world naked gardening day!
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No gardening for me yet, this is from Thursday, 2 May 2019. Stuck in the snow, we threw a track twice. Winched it up in a tree to put the track back on. Only had small crescent wrench and channel locks. Never made it to the site.
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Can't you get trucks up there yet?

Or is a cat just more fitting for the terrain?

A guy I went to school with used to buy the snow cats from the white house. Back then we had a long period where it never snowed and they really never got used, but they'd rotate them every so many years, and sell the used ones at auction. He just collected them and played around with them. That area has since had some good snow and I'm sure he's done something with them.
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Can't you get trucks up there yet?

Or is a cat just more fitting for the terrain?

A guy I went to school with used to buy the snow cats from the white house. Back then we had a long period where it never snowed and they really never got used, but they'd rotate them every so many years, and sell the used ones at auction. He just collected them and played around with them. That area has since had some good snow and I'm sure he's done something with them.
Snow is 2' deep and it is only a narrow winding trail. The photo hides how steep it is. In the summer we use four wheeler with tires and hike the last 1/2 mile, or helicopter. In the winter we snowmobile up but this time of year their are washouts, a lot of mud and bare spots on the road to the mountain trail.
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My favorite fertilizer is Glyphosate, so no garden for me.

you switched from round up ? lol
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you switched from round up ? lol
The patent expired so the generic/no name glyphosate is much cheaper then name brand RoundupĀ®.
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No gardening for me yet, this is from Thursday, 2 May 2019. Stuck in the snow, we threw a track twice. Winched it up in a tree to put the track back on. Only had small crescent wrench and channel locks. Never made it to the site.
I see why alcoholism is more predominate in the North...

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Great looking setup you have there Dennis.

Can't wait to see the harvest.

What's the vine on the trellis?
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Grow 'em while you can before the snowflakes rid the Earth of CO2.
Not to worry, just keep pumping CO2 into the atmosphere at the present rate and soon there won't be any snowflakes left.

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Great looking setup you have there Dennis.

Can't wait to see the harvest.

What's the vine on the trellis?

Those are concord grapes. They went through a rough year 2 years ago so they are just starting to come back. We actually use the grape leaves more than the grapes.

The cage in the back right in the first pic is blueberries. If I didn't cover them with the netted cage I built the birds would get all the blueberries.

Right now we have tomatoes, beets (the leaves are great in salads), carrots, squash, cukes, and herbs. Bok Choi in the fall.

We also have figs in the back right of pic 1
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