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Michelle Neeley
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  • Chandler, AZ
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Michelle Neeley replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"Wow!! Thats cool...I'll have to give that a try.  Thanks for the reply."
Feb 19, 2011
Hoski Schaafsma replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"Regarding the issue of keeping the compost pile wet, if you have a drip system set up in your yard, run a drip-line through the pile, our compost ate up a Christmas tree in just over a year."
Feb 19, 2011
Ericka replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"Good question! We just threw them (corn cobs) in with the whole kit-and-kaboodle this May and I can't recall seeing them recently....must have worked! I think what, and how fast things break down depends on the pile, how active and large it is.…"
Feb 13, 2011
rochelle l.b. begay replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"I'm so glad to learn about paper and citrus rinds in the compost pile; I didn't think that could go in there. I also have only moved here in July, and I've yet to keep my compost pile wet enough.No matter how often I water, it never…"
Feb 10, 2011
Michelle Neeley replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"Will do...Thanks Chris :)"
Feb 9, 2011
Michelle Neeley replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"Thanks everyone.  We just moved here from Colorado about a year ago so there are many things that we need to learn about gardening in this type of climate. "
Feb 9, 2011
Michelle Neeley replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"No glossy paper just old bills and such."
Feb 9, 2011
Cassandra replied to Michelle Neeley's discussion Citrus in new compost pile?? in the group Soil Builders
"So glad you asked this question as I, too, place my rinds in the compost pile.  Could you expand on the shredded mail?  Is this newspaper type mail, white paper and/or glossy paper? "
Feb 9, 2011
Michelle Neeley added a discussion to the group Soil Builders
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Citrus in new compost pile??

 Today I started my first compost pile. I'm using Waste Management's free bin and added the following:1. Todays grass clippings2. 6 orange & 3 lemon rinds from this mornings juice.3. A small grocery bag full of shredded mail.4. A couple of shovels full of dirt. Have a already screwed it up??? or am I off to a good start???Suggestions appreciated :) See More
Feb 9, 2011
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42 year old school teacher, former wildlife rehabber and mother of two teenagers, married to Mel (23 years) I also hold a BA degree in Geography and Environmental Studies.

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