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  •  Those are some great composting techniques! (6+ / 0-)

    I've been saving water in similar ways for a number of years now. We also compost and recycle relentlessly here. This results in very little actual solid waste - mostly bones and non-recyclable packaging materials.

    This year's garden is in a ten year old compost pen. The tomato and squash plants quickly became enormous, but needed phosphorous added before any of the blossoms would fruit. I guess I could save and dry the bones and make bone meal from them, reducing the solid waste even more.

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    by kbman on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 11:02:50 PM PDT

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    •  We bury the dried bones (6+ / 0-)

      in the garden and don't have problems with dogs.  To dry them, boil them to make sure all the meaty bits are gone and air dry.  The water is good for the garden.   Another thing you can do to speed up their decomposition is to burn them.  We don't worry about those in the compost pile.

      A friend dries them, burns them, then grinds them up with an old hand-cranked grain mill.  Too much work for me!

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      by Gustogirl on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:00:37 AM PDT

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