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JC's Garden
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Location: Moultrie, GA Planting Zone 8, Sunset Zone 31

To toss or not to toss?

I don't worry a lot about the short term ratio of additions to my pile. I know it will be heavy brown in the fall & winter and heavy green in the spring & summer. In the long run it will balance out.
We have pecan trees and this time of year limbs come down when it rains. I added green pecan leaves (on bottom) the first of the week and tossed it. Just had 4" rain and more limbs came down. With the new green on top I'm looking at tossing today. I have green top and bottom.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/7l0p4me5na4b ... yxPpIJpXBa
4.5' diameter and was 4.5' high before the rain.
Ambient temp.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/hdbh5pll5usa ... pcORfUVfCa
Temp with a 12" probe.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/jqczkp5excln ... gCmnXDROza
It did get compacted by the rain. I don't think it cooked down that much, that fast. Don't know whether to let it cook or mix it and give it some air.

Any opinions or recommendations?

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ElizabethB
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Re: To toss or not to toss?

My vote is to toss.
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty

Living and growing in Lafayette, La.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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JC's Garden
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Location: Moultrie, GA Planting Zone 8, Sunset Zone 31

Re: To toss or not to toss?

Well, my wife settled it. She had to go to work this afternoon and left me with nothing else to do. 8)

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