Recently got some land and want to start a small orchard of fruit trees. Worried about cost and money involved. A youtuber recommend reading Masanobu and his technique for no tilling farming.
His book is amazing and a delight to read but wondering if it’s only for rice.
Have you tried it with fruit trees and how were the results for you?
Does anyone know of a local source for free or low cost compost/aged manure? I am looking to fill a couple raised garden beds for veggies, need between 2-3 yards but any amount will be helpful.
I have big gardens, I buy in bulk. In today's adventure, I'm trying to order a product called "composted humus & manure". It's a nice product, fairly cheap, does a good job of fluffing up the soil and feeding it. Great for veggies.
Anywho, I usually buy this at Mart o' Walls every year, get about 20 bags. This year, for whatever reason, they don't have it. As reported in my last tale, I bought another product instead, but it's not as good. I wanted the one I wanted, so I started looking around and found it at the Big Orange Store. (BOS)
Well, they list it at my local store but they don't have it in stock.. It's not at my BOS, but it's in stock at several other BOS's nearby (If you call 80 miles nearby.) I called my BOS and they won't transfer that product from another store. And if I order their minimum (30 bags), they'll charge me almost 80 dollars for delivery. Well, that's a bit high for a pallet of goods that only costs 50 dollars.
And here's where it gets insane.
I went online to another BOS - 80 miles away - and they had a "
ship deliver for free" option. Hmm, OK, I'll try it!
So I ordered 30 bags it to be delivered, FREE, to my door from that store. Which is way further away than the store that was going to charge me 80 bucks. So, BOS is willing to deliver my pallet of goods to me for free from a store 80 miles further out, but the closer store won't have it shipped to their store for me to pick up? Knowing that they drive a truck and have to pay an employee to drive the almost 3 hours to me, it seems totally nuts that they're willing to do this (and lose money) because of logistics/computer stupidness, but hey, I'm willing if they are.
And: I got it cheaper than the price at Mart o' Walls! Win-win.
ETA: I mispoke and said "shipped for free", it's actually "deliver for free". A thousand apologies!
I miss Stuinfo.
I see that many say to only pasteurize and not sterilize a bulk sub. Is it different for manure? Should I try to kill all microorganisms in the manure, or only most?
I have a local woodworker building me a 8'x4'x1' raised bed (bottom lined with garden fabric) I have never done a raised bed before and checking in for some advice before I fuck it up.
I got composted horse manure for free from a farm, they said it was 3 years old so im guessing theres no more weed seeds and its ready to go for soil?
With regards to filling my bed, I was going to put some large pebble rocks I have on the bottom, as well as some twigs and dried leaves for drainage? My plan was then to add the horse manure with a bag of Potting soil? Is this a solid plan or should I use something else? Im growing vegetables, mostly leafy greens (dont want to use Peat Moss, and some products like Coconut Coir are too expensive
Thanks, and happy gardening!
Preparing horse manure for my outdoor companion planting tek. Avg yield 95 dry grams per quart square foot. Planted at a 1:3 ratio in manure, coir, verm, gypsum and worm castings.
If a few of you show some interest I will be more than happy to do a series about how I get things done outdoors with a fresh different teks. Greenhouse, companion planting and full sun cover crop techniques.
Note that I am in zone 6b, which is freezing in the spring, fall and winter but plenty warm In the summer to support beautiful cubensis growth.
Hi there-- Wondering for any recommendations for compost/manure I can get with a pickup truck rather than per bag.
I would appreciate your help!
The farm is close to Queensville rd exit/404. I just picked some up from the lady. She said no one has come this year for the free manure due to covid19.
You can drive your car/truck right up to the manure pile. The oldest is on the far back, so you need to walk on the piles. So wear old shoes or boots. It's not mucky, just a dry mess ontop, and then its evenly moist as you dig. I wore gardening hikers, and got some shavings in my shoes. I brought boots, but didn't need them.
I asked the farmer if I could share her contact info and she said PLEASE, as her poop pile is very very full. She said if you have a pickup truck, she can use machinery to fill your truck bed quickly. I could only use 5gal pails as I have a tiny clown car lol I'll be going back for more!
If you're interested PM me, and I'll give you her contact #.