organic gardening:piles of rotting wood - dave's garden these are just my firewood and they are already ashes. i collect rotting, rotted, dead, driftwood, and all types and have them through the garden. being a republican i prefer to garden with no chemicals. oh i do use them if things get out of hand = the republican in me. all those critters in a rotted wood pile are my friends.
the permaculture research institute by using carbon-rich fresh wood, you may decrease the overall nitrogen content of the pile in the short term, because the wood will initially rob the surrounding matter of nitrogen. this is counteracted by using rotting logs that have absorbed much or all of their total nitrogen holding capacity, and by adding strong sources of nitrogen, like
bring your garden to life with dead wood - the rspb use old, dead logs to create an inviting home and feeding ground for insects, toads, newts and bees. all the rotting wood, flaking bark and maze of little gaps between the logs is heaven for a wide range of wildlife. you won’t see much going on at first, as these creatures like to hide in the dark
uses for rotten wood? yahoo answers to kick start the rot, mix some manure in with it (about 1 manure to 4 parts wood as a first guess) and cover it with something to keep the water in. try to keep it warm but not hot. it will turn into a nice humus soon enough. make sure that there is not treated (poisoned) wood in the mix.
using wood chip mulch in a vegetable garden using wood chip mulch for the garden. first let me say while i am a firm believer in the benefits of mulch in a vegetable garden, i don’t think that any one method is the end all, or right for everyone.
how to build a hugelkultur raised bed garden we plan to use a mixture of compost, vermiculite and peat moss as the top layer of soil. to fill in between the lower layer of partially rotted wood could we use wood chips without a problem. we have access to large amounts of wood chips for free and currently use them for walking paths through our old garden.
beware: this manure will destroy your garden tenth acre farm this situation is bad manure, and gardeners everywhere need to be warned! i was angry and feeling sick over the whole thing, so i called my friend carolyn who owned the local natural awakenings magazine and asked if i could write an article warning other gardeners about the new danger of using manure in the garden.
building garden soil with wood mulch mother earth news adapting this plan for building garden soil by using a wood mulch — such as wood chips, sawdust or other woody residues — is a strategy that promises huge, long-term returns. rotted bits