How does one get sawdust to decompose to make a growing medium?
To be used in containers for growing vegetables.
Thanks so much for the excellent links.
Suggestion by Cat
Put it in a pile, and wait. 3 to 12 months, depending on temperature and conditions, will compost it nicely.
Suggestion by Michael S
compost it, but it requires a lot of nitrogen to decompose, don’t just apply it to plants it will starve them
Suggestion by craig
Mix in an equal amount of green material, grass clippings, vegetable scraps from the kitchen, etc. Keep it moist, not wet and turn the pile at least once a week. Should be ready for you in 8 to 10 weeks
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Which if the following statements is true about watering greenhouse plants like chrysanthemums or poinsettias?
A. WAter the plants every day to keep them on a regular schedule, no matter how sunny it is.
B. Water the plants with just enough so that the top 1 to 2″ of growing media is wet.
C. The plants should be kept saturated at all times to avoid stress.
D Wait until the top !: of media becomes dry, then water enough to have some water come out of the bottom of the pot
Suggestion by SCOTT KELSO
E. when pot is light or plant shows signs of needing water soak pot till wet through, wait till pot is again dried out repeat.
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