My r-Awesome Life Blog and BioBag Q & A

BioBag Q & ACheck out the Q & A session between Mindy Goldis, blogger of My r-Awesome Life and our very own Marketing Manager, Jennifer Wagner. How would you have answered question #6?

http://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/q-and-a-series-people-products-and-the-health-of-our-planet-interview-with-jennifer-wagner-of-biobag/

 

7 thoughts on “My r-Awesome Life Blog and BioBag Q & A

  1. A successful garbage-reduction campaign begins in the supermarket. We mean your local store, not the one in Reno. While it may make sense to stock up on water and other heavy freight after you’ve cleared the mountains, there are a lot of good reasons to buy the bulk of your groceries at home, the day before you depart.

    • Review by Kathrine Tyree for Rating: I actually use these bags for cat litetr disposal (the dog waste bags are a bit too small). I stopped using plastic bags for my groceries, so I didn’t just have them around the house anymore and didn’t want to flush the litetr (although it’s natural pine, it’s not good for aquatic animals to flush litetr). I came across this option a year or so ago. They do a great job of keeping the odor down in the trash bins. I used to use the 13 gallon size in my diaper gene, but now I just use these bags to dispose of stink diapers as well, now that we’re down to about one a day. They’re great!

    • Thanks for your comment. I was rollnig the bags every day to give more ventilation. There were also holes in the bags for ventilation. I was not able to have an official location for a compost pile or manure to add to the pile at the time. So it was an experiment. Also I was working on this compost in the winter time. I was recently able to set up an official compost pile in the back yard. I found a neighbor to give me some horse manure. There is plenty of heat going on now.

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    Babble – BioBag Blog”. Thank you for pretty much all the details.
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  3. Just about any cspoomt will be a great help for your garden. I first would choose an organic cspoomt. Mushroom cspoomt is great, but sometimes contains higher salts, so if your soil is already high in salts pass on this one. Forest products in cspoomt help open up the soil, so if you have compacted soil that would be great for it. Another thing you can do to your soil to help with the clay is add perlite or vermiculite (I prefer the perlite for clay soils and it’s cheaper) and add peat moss. equal amounts of cspoomt, peat and perlite or vermiculite. If you only do one thing add plenty of cspoomt every year!

  4. Craig and Emily,Just a suggestion check out Pat Lanza’s -Lasagna Gardening.- I like the ciniomatbon of Pat’s lasagna soil combined with Mel’s Square Foot bed method. Pat recommends using thick (at least 1/4 ), damp newspaper layers to block out the growth under her soil mix. She does not remove the grass. Most newspapers these days use soy-based ink (to facilitate recycling) and should be safe for garden use, but if you’re concerned, check with the newspaper’s publisher to be sure.FYI, Fall is the best time to start the lasagna bed for spring use, so check out Pat’s low-cost alternatives to Mel’s Mix. She recommends scavenging as much as you can and tells you where to look for it. Her book can be purchased on Amazon, or you can find numerous websites with the information, including her original article in -Mother Earth News- magazine on line.A note on plywood (I do realize this is a little late for the summer growing season, LOL, but maybe it will help out someone else next season): as the name implies, this item is a composite of several layers of wood. It is held together by glue. Unless you know this glue is safe to eat, I do not recommend using it with one’s edible garden. I don’t see any problem with the plant roots growing down to natural soil. If the soil is dense and has little nutrient content, the roots won’t go very far in it due to lack of interest (all the good food is higher up and takes less work to access the plants will develop more roots in that area instead). On the other hand, if the native soil is full of fertile goodness, it can only benefit the plants when they find it.One last note on building raised beds: if you are intent on leaving the plywood attached, you can always set the frame on some bricks or cinder blocks to raise it above the level of the earth. Just be sure to put a couple near the center to support this structurally weak area but be careful not to block the drainage holes (1 per square foot plus corners should be fine—just be sure to put landscaping cloth or screen over them to keep the soil from escaping every time you water). Setting plywood directly on the ground will cause it to deteriorate more quickly (and leach its chemicals into your food) than if it is raised (thus allowing air circulation to dry it out on the bottom). Also, raising the bed will allow you the option of leveling it.Good luck all, and happy gardening!Love your website, Emily! Keep up the good work!

  5. compost is not hteead by the sun ,, it is hteead by the bacterial activity inside the pile.If your compost can not get air ..forget making compost.. you need lots of ventilation , and a bit of moisture.. I’m doing a youtube series on composting but it won’t be up for a few weeks . I started a pile a few weeks ago .. after 2 days it was 150 degrees and my pile is in the shade.

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