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 Post subject: cedar grindings
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:10 pm 
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How should ground cedar be used? Will have large amount due to snow damage to at least 10 large, old cedars. Can it be spread immediately or should it be piled for some length of time? Can it be spread and tilled when able to use tractor? Would it be of any value as a soil stabilizer in a cow lot? Should anything be mixed with it if used in vegetable garden? Any suggestions would be of great help. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: cedar grindings
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:40 am 
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Cedar products also have plenty of pesticidal abilities too. You might want to save some for later use in making a pesticidal tea for your garden. Lots of stubborn pests like Japenese beetles hate cedar oil based pesticides.

Of course cedar also makes a great mulch.

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 Post subject: Re: cedar grindings
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Can shredded christmas trees mulch,be used in the compost pile.I know it's the wrong time of the year,but I'm thinking ahead. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: cedar grindings
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Sure, but they rob a lot of nitrogen out of your compost pile.
Without extra nitrogen sources, pine sawdust or shavings can take 1-2 years to turn into mature compost.

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 Post subject: Re: cedar grindings
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:28 pm 
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The cedar here in central to west Texas is really a juniper. Not that it really matters, but it smells cedary. The only real use for it is mulch. I love it for mulch because the juniper is a pest, so I win and the rancher who farmed it off his land wins.

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