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  • in reply to: Help selecting composter #13806

    Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up going with the Back Porch Compost Tumbler and so far I love it. I'll keep you posted.

    in reply to: Can I use composted pet waste? #13768

    Daddy-O – I think it's generally understood that dogs and cats carry pathogens that can be transmitted to humans. With that said, composting pet waste with worms should generally be considered safe under the following conditions:

    1.) You use a separate bin for composting pet waste. (Do not put pet waste in your normal compost pile.)

    2.) The worm castings produced from your pet waste bin are used only in flower gardens. They should not be used in the vegetable garden.

    I have two dogs and have been using worms to compost their poo for a couple of years now. I love the way my bin works and I'm pretty sure it's healthier than having pet poo all over my yard!

    in reply to: Neighbors cats are pooping in my garden #13742

    How about scooping it up and putting it on your neighbors front porch. Kind of like a house warming present.

    in reply to: Organic Mix for Starting Seeds #13741

    I prefer using a soilless mix when starting seeds. Here's the recipe:

    • 1/2 cubic yard peat moss or coconut coir
    • 1/2 cubic yard perlite
    • 10 lbs. bone meal
    • 5 lbs. ground limestone
    • 5 lbs. blood meal