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Forum topic by Paul posted 04-10-2007 08:25 PM 1541 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul

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04-10-2007 08:25 PM

I’m aware of issues concerning the saw dust from plywood, particleboard, etc. But when I’m fairly certain my bin is full of just wood dust and chips (mostly red oak), I dump it on a compost pile with my yard clippings, leaves, etc.

Any woodworking gardeners out there? I know it depends somewhat on what I want to grow. It primarily gets put on our flower beds. Good compost? or do I need to be adding something else to the pile to make it more Ph balanced? Lime?

-- Paul, Texas


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#1 posted 04-10-2007 09:03 PM

according to http://www.compostguide.com/
You’ll need a lot of nitrogen materials to make up for the high carbon content. Don’t use too much, and don’t use treated woods.

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#2 posted 04-11-2007 05:03 AM

I agree with Debbie, you will need to add some other organic materials – egg shells, coffee grounds, leftover veggies/fruits(fresh that is), grass clippings. That will get things going to create some really good compost. A few beers will help, the compost that is, it prevents fungus and promotes organic growth.

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#3 posted 04-11-2007 05:26 AM

Need a good mix of “green” (grass clippings, veggies and other non-animal foods) and “brown” ingredients (earth and I”m not sure what else…. I tend to lack on the “brown” side.

If things start to smell, it’s too wet, needs more dirt and help breathing.

If you’re composting for a veggie garden be extra careful with what you compost, don’t want to be eating any nasty stuff.

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#4 posted 04-11-2007 05:41 AM

They say to avoid Black Walnut leaves, so I think the sawdust, & chips of it would be bad.

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