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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:51 pm 
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I recently found out that I wont need the sawdust that I got this weekend (all types of wood) to mix with my horse manure. Please advise on how to use as mulch if possible. Or even a convenient way to copmpost as I have very little space left. Maybe a cheap tumbler? Thanks.

Fito - Maybe I should take a bath in it? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:20 pm 
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Why not soak it down and let it rot into compost???? Mix some manure and wet it all down with molasses water???

No reason you can't use it as mulch - same deal, it will break down slower and work fine as mulch. I use very fine hardwood mulch and look for the wet moldy bags anyway since they break down quicker. My rose garden is an earthworm farm as a result.


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Check out this article I wrote on using wood products in mulching and in composting:

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/orga ... 29354.html

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Thanks guys. I think I will sprinkle some sawdust over my flower garden while it isnt in use this winter and mix it in.

Fito - who wishes he would stop procrastinating and buy a home with a nice piece of land already.


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Thanks guys. I think I will sprinkle some sawdust over my flower garden while it isnt in use this winter and mix it in.

Fito - who wishes he would stop procrastinating and buy a home with a nice piece of land already.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:12 pm 
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Great article, Cap! Well written and easy to understand. :D
Won't this stuff heat up if it's left in a big pile? Like my wood chippings story, I'd hate for this guy to end up with something he hadn't bargained for! I was reading an old book and they referred to green hay stored in a barn heating up and going to flame, burning down the barn! So my story doesn't sound so crazy after all! It happens with other plant products too.


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