City Compost as Garden Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Durgan, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Durgan

    Durgan Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CityCom 30 April 2009 City Compost
    Brantford supplies daily two garbage cans of vegetative compost free of charge for 30 days starting about the end of April. I pick up about half a yard daily using a box in my van. This compost is placed in bins and used during the Summer, and placed on the beds for over-wintering. This is my only fertilizer. I get 3.5 wheelbarrows or about 55 shovels full, or two 45 gallon drum garbage cans full each day. Time expended 2 hours.
     
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    Helen Leung Active Member 10 Years

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    Nice! We have a similar plan here in Vancouver also. I acutally made one bed using compost only. And I have the nicest rose bush in that bed!
     
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    I sure wish that I had access to free compost.
     
  4. Durgan

    Durgan Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CityCo 1 May 2009 More City Compost
    It rained last night, so the compost was quite wet, meaning I got a good load. I find compost breaks up clay remarkably well, and the price is right. I could probably get a load from a commercial site delivered at about $40.00 per yard. The effort only takes about an hour and a half from the time I leave the house to having it all unloaded. It is a pleasant form of exercise for at least 30 days.
     

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