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I used it!!
#92121 January 10th, 2007 at 09:35 PM
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I had posted this topic a while back My first bin/pile I started it and then we decided we were buying another house so I just "forgot" about it because I wasn't sure if/how to move the compost and it was very small anyway. Well, I went out Saturday and looked and what did I see?? Duh Usable compost!!!! thumbup I kept telling Summer "Look what we made....We made dirt, Summer!" She just looked at me like I was crazy, but...eventually she will get the picture! laugh

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#92122 January 10th, 2007 at 09:48 PM
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laugh laugh Good for you Tonya!!!

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#92123 January 10th, 2007 at 11:12 PM
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Way to go Tonya! It is quite a feeling of satisfaction isn't it? I was the same way the first time I used my "black gold"

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#92124 January 10th, 2007 at 11:35 PM
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I just can't wait to build my new bins! I convinced Doug that we need 3 bins(one to fill, one to turn, and one to use thumbup ) at the new house! laugh laugh

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#92125 January 10th, 2007 at 11:39 PM
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I used my first bag of compost at the weekend too!!!! Only mine didn't get sieved, so is quite lumpy still, but I used at as a mulch for my apple and pear tree, so wasn't too bothered. Hoping to get a sieve of ebay soon, so should be able to get something more useable out of my bags :-)

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#92126 January 12th, 2007 at 06:21 PM
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Well done Tonya thumbup

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#92127 January 12th, 2007 at 08:41 PM
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congrats on using your black gold. It is a great feeling. And so much cheaper than having to buy stuff from the store.

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#92128 January 12th, 2007 at 08:51 PM
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Congratulations, Tonya! Your daffodil bulbs are going to be so happy in their new home....

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#92129 January 13th, 2007 at 10:43 AM
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Did someone say COMPOST??????

Congrat's Tonya..
I am estatic for you..
I love that stuff and there isn't anything finer..

I would eventually invest in some type of
sifter for yourself..
And if Doug's handy, I'll bet he could make one for you..
Either do a square or rectangle **I preferr the rectangle~gives you more sifting space** and buy some 1/2" heavy duty screening..
I think you'll be happier with a bigger one...

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#92130 January 15th, 2007 at 03:38 AM
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laugh thumbup thumbup

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#92131 January 20th, 2007 at 09:06 PM
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clp clp cool tonya:-)
Rita when you come you can show me the ropes;-)

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#92132 January 22nd, 2007 at 03:10 AM
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Hey Tonya I feel your Joy!! Amazing What can bring us joy Huh?? I was soooo excited to sift my first compost last year and Yep Summer will get the idea before long,, My oldest Grandson turns mine for me and Understands the concept !! COOOOOL Congrats!!!!

BTW I went to a resturant supply store and bought a Deep Fryer Basket with a long loop handle and it works great for sifting!!

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#92133 January 22nd, 2007 at 09:28 PM
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That is great, always like to see other folkes composting

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#92134 March 6th, 2007 at 12:38 AM
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Way to go . Keep up the good work . I just love my compost , it makes my plants look so good and do so much better . My neighbors ask me why my plants do so much better than theirs when we buy and plant at the same time from the same place . I tell them STOP USING STORE BOUGHT FERTILIZERS and synthetic stuff . Use all natural compost and organic stuff .

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#92135 March 6th, 2007 at 10:02 AM
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WOW!!!! I used some bags of compost that I had 'cooking' in the garage all winter long. I'd pretty much given up on them, thinking they were not going to amount to much, but as soon as i poured it on top of my vegetable bed, I was amazed!

It had gone black, and was lovely and friable. Mixed it in, and soil looking much better wink

Still need to get a sifter, but happy that it has worked wink wink

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#92136 March 6th, 2007 at 12:55 PM
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It had gone black, and was lovely and friable. Mixed it in, and soil looking much better wink
Isn't that THE BEST LOOKIN' STUFF????????
Oh, I get giddy when I see mine..

And then all that work I do of saving stuff, loading stuff, turning stuff...just melts away
and there's this black gold left over..


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