Thanks for replying. I could use some advise about what Im trying to do as I am not an old hand at composting in large amounts. Ive got four more buckets filled and planted now.I have graduated from growing grass to some other crops in the buckets, using seeds I happen to have on hand. I had some packages of sprouting seeds from the health food store. One is alfalfa which I havent planted yet. The one I did plant in the lasagna bucket and in about 20 one gallon pots is called "Favorite Five", a mixture of Alfalfa, (40%), cabbage (20%), Lentils (20%), Mung beans (l5%) and Radish (5%). I plan on planting lots of different stuff in the one and two gallon pots (500 one gallon and about 100 two gallon size). I will keep the four gallon pot (about fifty of those) for the lasagna bucket technique. The bucket brigade is now in motion.
I have already planted 20 one gallon pots each in cowpeas, sweet basil, chard, Nasturtiums, and Amaranth. The peas are off and running, leading the way. I just broadcast all that stuff in the pots on top of Earths Finest Landscape mix and everything is sprouting and looking good. I used that landscape mix for everything last year and it does fine. I quit doing all that eddikated seed starting stuff. I just throw the seeds in the pot and if they wont to sprout thats fine, If not.....who needs them. The compost express is on the way and I aint got no time for dilly-dallying.
So that is the game plan and I am doing a lot of research but would appreciate some advise on what would be the best plants to use. I need as much bulk as I can get from (hopefully) some fast growers but seems the fast growers are usually long on water and short on bulk. I would like to use as many different type plants as possible for the different type nutrients they would add to the compost but would especially be interested in a compost plant that supplies lots of dried bulk to supply the browns for the compost pile. What do you think?