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Compost stew

  1. 1. COOKING FOR YOUR GARDEN <ul><li>Give your plants the natural nutrients they are dying to get….. </li></ul>Levitra 50mg Levitra 20 mg
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  3. 3. TODAYS RECIPE: <ul><li>JOHN RAY’s </li></ul><ul><li>COMPOST STEW </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY COMPOST <ul><li>When added to your soil, it can create the perfect medium for sustained plant health, by…. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving soil structure, texture, and aeration, and increase the soils capacity to retain water... </li></ul><ul><li>Help loosen compacted soil… </li></ul><ul><li>Promote soil fertility and stimulate root development in plants… </li></ul><ul><li>Create a favorable environment for micro-organisms and larger creatures such as earthworms, and insects that are nature’s soil builders... </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT SIZE CONTAINER <ul><li>Before you start, consider how much compost you will need. </li></ul><ul><li>An easy rule of thumb: the smaller your yard, the smaller the container, & the larger your yard, the larger the container. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that some developments in the area may have regulations on composting, and may not allow it at all. It is always best to check with your association first. </li></ul>
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  7. 7. INGREDIENTS <ul><li>Grass clippings. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Small sticks. </li></ul><ul><li>Any trimmings from around the yard. </li></ul>
  8. 8. INGREDIENTS <ul><li>Weeds, but not seeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable plants that have been harvested. </li></ul><ul><li>Raw vegetable peels, scraps, egg shells, coffee grinds, etc... / no dairy, meats, or bones. </li></ul><ul><li>Manure. </li></ul>
  9. 9. MIXING INGREDIENTS <ul><li>After you have added all your ingredients, you need to mix in adequate measures of: moisture, oxygen, and nitrogen/carbon (grass clippings and leaves) sources, to generate the right conditions for decomposition. </li></ul><ul><li>For the ultimate compost the ingredients should be turned, and stirred on a weekly basis, in the warm weather. Poke at the pile with a pipe, or rake handle to aerate the mixture. </li></ul>
  10. 10. MIXING INGREDIENTS <ul><li>Add enough liquid to keep the pile moist, like a rung out sponge, but avoid getting the mixture soggy. On a hot day, a beer tastes great, and your compost will love it. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover, and let simmer, at a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, for as little as 4-6 weeks, or up to a year or two. </li></ul>
  11. 11. SERVE TO YOUR PLANTS <ul><li>After your compost is finished cooking, you may serve it to your plants, but remember, Presentation is more appetizing. </li></ul><ul><li>A perfect presentation is to rake back the mulch, carefully from your plants, use a large server, and give each plant a generous portion. Rake back the mulch, and give them a nice after dinner drink. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m positive your plants will return year after year, for your healthy and tasty meal. </li></ul>
  12. 12. BON APPETIT
  13. 13. http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu 772-462-1660/ Fort Pierce 772-337-5654/ Port St Lucie
  14. 14. THANK YOU <ul><li>JOHN RAY </li></ul><ul><li>MASTER GARDENER </li></ul><ul><li>ST. LUCIE COUNTY </li></ul>

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