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coffee grounds - too much of a good thing?

Discussion in 'Composting & Soil Building' started by mitch landen, May 10, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2019
    flowerbug

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    it may take several seasons to evaluate, but worth a shot if you have the space and time.

    you can also try doing various things with it to see what happens.
     
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    Years ago, after I read up on how the indians used to bury fish and other meat wastes in their gardens as fertilizer. So, I used to bury intestines, heads, hides, feathers after I butchered chickens , rabbits, sheep, game birds / animals. Invariably, within a day or two, coyotes, racoons, possums, bob cats would smell a free meal and dig up the remains and generally make a mess out of the garden. Our across the street neighbor raises sheep. A coyote killed a ewe, so the next morning he burried the carcass 4 feet under using a backhoe. By the following morning , the coyotes had dug up the carcass and made a meal of it . He then took what was left to a rendering plant. Good luck ! :idunno
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    I also buried offal from butchering chickens in an orchard or inside my garden fence. Something dug it up in the orchard one time so after that I covered it with 2" x 4" welded wire, held down by pavers. I think it was neighbor's dogs but it could have been coyotes. The wire solved that problem. I never had a problem inside my fenced garden but I made sure to bury the stuff where I would not be digging anytime soon. I made that mistake as a kid, digging something up a couple of weeks after I buried it. Somehow I haven't been able to totally forget that.

    Bob, I would have thought 4' deep would be enough but I guess it doesn't pay to underestimate some critters.
     
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    flowerbug

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    that's the joy of living in different areas. i've buried, wild turkeys, possums, raccoons, groundhogs, rabbits, etc. never had a one of them disturbed.
     
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    ducks4you

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    Still not gonna bury meat. DO you KNOW how good a dog's nose is and how determined they are to dig up what they smell?
     
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    flowerbug

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    well sure, we've had dogs before - not here but as a kid those years ago.
     

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