Chile wrote:Due to lack of time and a problem with the heat this summer, I did not maintain my compost pile as well as normal. So, my hubby may have to buy some soil for the fall beds. He already used up what I did have for a new raised bed in which he's planted garlic (nice BIG cloves ), radishes, carrots, and some greens.
However, I did recently score a huge pile of free mulch when I noticed tree trimmers at the neighbors with a big chipper-shredder. Since they were only doing the mulberries and not much else, I asked if they'd dump it at my place. Nice to be sure there was no cactus in it or eucalyptus. This gives us plenty of mulch and saved dump fees for the company. (Full truck costs $400 to dump! I didn't get a full truck's worth but probably saved them a couple hundred dollars.) That plus the free year-old horse manure we had hauled over from another neighbor's corral last year (cost $60 to the guy with the front-loader) gives us a good headstart on prepping new raised beds we'll be building for spring gardening.
Chile, please explain the mulberries and not much else, no cactus or eucalyptus part.