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Author: NT Date: Jun 7, 2010 20:43
On Jun 7, 5:36 pm, The Natural Philosopher
> NT wrote:
>> On Jun 7, 10:34 am, Andy Dingley codesmiths.com> wrote:
>>> On 7 June, 09:31, NT care2.com> wrote:
>>>> Unused plaster will bind the soil, used lumps wont.
>>> Run it through a cement mixer and a couple of rocks as a ball mill. So
>>> long as you crunch it down enough to go through a sieve, it's fine.
>>> Even just soaking it in an excess of water would be enough (this is
>>> plaster, not cement).
>>> I wouldn't add "rottable garbage" to soil either, it's much better to
>>> rot this down separately. Otherwise you'll be short of nitrogen and
>>> lawns in particular would suffer badly.
>> So they say, but I've not seen this happen in practice. If you added
>> wood shavings or plenty of paper I daresay it would.
> worms will take care of reducing grass clippings to compost!
> But in general, yes. 3 years and then apply compost. You can hurry it
> along, but why bother?
> Gardening is a long term investment.
Vegetable garbage does wonders for the worm population, which produce
a fair bit of good poop. If there is such a thing.