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Thank you! I guess I'll just have to use all that moose poop in my yard for making fine jewelry or maybe a nice pet moose nugget instead! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
(really, they sell that stuff!! check it out.)<br><br><a href="http://www.strictlystores.com/storesites/strictlymoose/online_store/pages/NoveltiesMoosePoop1.html" target="_blank">http://www.strictlystores.com/stores...oosePoop1.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Hee hee! Frightening isn't it?
 

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You can probably use moose poop to make a high-nitrogen soil amendment, but you need to know how to make it safe first. And I don't know how it's done, so you'll have to find out elsewhere.<br><br><br><br>
Just remember that the kind of excrement you add to you soil, influences the taste of produce grown in the soil (some kinds of produce more than others).<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.materials.addr.com/food3.html#excrement" target="_blank">http://www.materials.addr.com/food3.html#excrement</a>
 

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soilman, if i've never composted before, and I want to start, how do I get allready composted material to put on the top?<br><br>
I also only need a very little space as all I want to do is have a place to put my kitchen scraps and maybe some weeds i've pulled out of the yard.
 

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"if i've never composted before, and I want to start, how do I get allready composted material to put on the top?"<br><br><br><br>
Plntygood you can skip that part if you've never composted before.<br><br><br><br>
If you aren't using a bin and need to put something on top to keep materials from blowing away, you can use ordinary soil from your garden instead.
 

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My grandma just told me that she put pig manure on her garden last year, and she didn't this year because she believed the garden had been manured enough for this year, too. Should I turn down all foods that come from her garden?
 

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"Should I turn down all foods that come from her garden?"<br><br><br><br>
I assume you mean pig excrement, rather than other kinds of manures that could come from pigs, such as, I don't know, pig bone meal. ("Manure" is not synonymous with "excrement" it is synonmyous with "soil additive of any kind")<br><br><br><br>
I don't think so. I figure it's probably better than food from lots of other gardens.<br><br><br><br>
Pig manure does give a decidedly different flavor-aroma than foods grown in cattle feces. Most taste-testers insist cattle and horse feces produce best flavor, then chicken, then pig.<br><br><br><br>
Produce grown in the various kinds of excrement has a taste that is subtly but unmistakably remininiscent of the excrement itself. This is not due to excrement on the surface but due to substances taken up by the plant's roots, and dispersed thuout the plant by its vascular system.<br><br><br><br>
If you ate the produce but didn't work with the soil, you probably wouldn't smell the connection; but if you work the excrment into the soil, become familiar with its smell, and months later take frozen produce out of the freezer -- when you eat this produce you'll suddenly be reminded of the kind of excrement it was grown in several months ago.
 

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we keep our compost heap covered with a tarp, cuz it rains so much here, and the rain will leach out the nutrients if it's left uncovered.<br><br><br><br>
we lay down a layer of kitchen scraps, a layer of yard waste, a layer of soil, and repeat until the pile is about 3 ft high. then we move to another spot and start over. after the first pile has sat for a couple months, we start using it. But we have to watch out for centipedes! they LOVE the stuff. hundreds of em!!
 
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