City supplied Compost

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    City supplied Compost
    http://aikuih.notlong.com/ 5 May 2008 Vegetative compost supplied by the City of Brantford.

    Vegetative compost is available at no cost from the city during the month of May. This is usually too late for use in the Spring, so I obtain a load every day while it lasts, and store it in one of my bins until placed on the garden in the Fall.

    I built a small two tier container equivalent in size to two garbage cans, which fits into the back of my van, to facilitate loading and unloading. I utilize this split box for hauling wood chips, and other aggregates as required.

    This is the only fertilizer utilized, and it appears to be adequate for the growing needs of my plants. It appears the compost is screened, and it is absolutely devoid of any weeds.
     
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    cgjedi Active Member

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    I've been reading lately about composts. They say that a lot of yard waste can contain diseased plants and herbicide residues. Is there any guarantee that these city composts do not have either in them? Does anyone know of cities that are actually dealing with these issues?
     
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    there is no guarantee
     
  4. WesternWilson

    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    Our city compost in Vancouver is icky....full of cedar and chunky bark. I only like to use it when I build new beds, where I put it in the bottom of the excavation, then pile better soil and compost on top.
     
  5. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    Maybe it is time to get on the butts of the City Managers. There is no reason why good compost cannot be produced by a City.
     

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