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Posted by UNKNOWN 26 Oct 2009 - 2:43:00 PM

After I put in a lemon tree about 8 years ago I really wanted to switch over to growing our produce organically - without artificial pesticides or fertilisers. My first stab at a compost heap produced great results and greater flies. Since we're in the suburbs, I switched food scraps to a much smaller, covered bin and do only the choicest yard waste in a handy spot behind a large evergreen, while the remainder goes to council's green waste recycling.

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Re: UNKNOWN 29 Oct 2009 - 12:57:00 PM

It is hard to get wastes in the right place and I can never make as much compost and mulch as I want. But I make enough for my most important goal which is making sure I have nice fresh organic salad greens all year, even in the hottest and sunniest months. Tender lettuces and other greens don't like our summer and always tend to bolt and go to seed from the heat. I like mulch made with a lot of composted leaves for this since it seems to keep the soil cooler.

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