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EASY compost that anybody can make FAST and add to your garden in weeks instead of months or over a year. Watch the video and see the fast decomposition.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 4, 2011 at 16:54
Tried this; it is more likely to work if you have a really big amount; next-door neighbour donates his grass (we don't mow) but it's only one small front lawn so it was not enough to maintain heat.
Comment by Lotte on February 22, 2010 at 22:11
Oh I hear you. One of mine (Billy-Bob) is vomiting today, so he's back on the drugs. Sensitive little souls, they are!
Comment by Florence on February 22, 2010 at 22:04
This may sound old, but the only dumb questions are the ones not asked. :P
They eat them AND scratch them into the top soil ~ chooks are really good garden workers if you can control them.. unfortunately ours seems to control us....
Comment by Lotte on February 22, 2010 at 21:51
This will no doubt sound dumb, but do the chooks eat them or just scratch through them?
Comment by Florence on February 22, 2010 at 21:48
Someone have told me before that she left her lawn clippings in a wheelbarrow for a few days before she spread them out in her garden, and she almost burn her hands when she dig her hands in there ~

We only have the front lawn to mow, so there's not that much clippings, and we put half of them in the compost bin and half in the chook run. They disappear in a few days in the chook run...
Comment by Lotte on February 21, 2010 at 10:56
When we built our chook pen, I was dreading the back corner of the yard as that's where my partner had been dumping all of the lawn clippings. I thought it was going to be a disgusting, slimy mess out there, but the lawn clippings had actually broken down into beautiful, black compost. As we have 'Sir Walter' lawn, we generate a LOT of lawn clippings, so this is what I'm going to start doing with ours. As summer is almost over, I reckon I've left it a bit late, but the aim is to not send any of our lawn clippings off site next summer (until now, we've been sending a lot of them to the green waste section at the dump).

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