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Organic Gardening: mulcher help

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caribblue
West Bay
Cayman Islands
(Zone 11)

April 21, 2007
1:05 PM

Post #3415302

Good day friends!!
I have built my mulcher and it does not perform the way I need it too. Does anyone have any suggestions on what type to purchase for home use? Realising that I have to buy one in the US and have it shipped to the Cayman Islands. Soil is non existant here and I am trying to compost to make soil, or enrich the ground here. I have access to lots of brown and green materials to add to the mix, just a real shortage of soil, dirt, to make it happen.

Thanks for the advise,

john
Crista
Gilbert, AZ

May 28, 2007
4:43 AM

Post #3543868

What seems to be the problem with your mulcher? So you're working with sand?
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2007
12:44 AM

Post #3612223

Hi John:

I remember that "soil" from Grand Turk! I've read that kelp, which you should have in abundance, makes great compost, in spite of the salt.

I've found I don't actually need "soil to make it happen" in my compost bins. I use a lot of newspaper (shredded and sheets), along with kitchen scraps, weeds, and manure from my rabbit. Oh, and patience.

Do you have access to earthworms? A worm bin might be just the thing to kick-start your project! You might be able to order the bin and the worms online---not sure how the shipping downrange would go, but I'm sure you could find a worm wrangler willing to work with you.

Janet

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