Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lingro Compost and a Soil Teste

I amuse myself. I do.














Lincoln has cheap cheap cheap (free) compost they make themselves! All you have to do is go to the dump and pick it up--first come first served. What flash this has. The dump. http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/waste/sldwaste/recycle/orgwaste/compost/lingro/index.htm

And I've decided, with my large investment of plants, better late than never to get a soil test. UNL ag has a lab and the test, for $15, is fairly comprehensive. I'm turning into such a dorky nerd.
http://agronomy.unl.edu/spal/Home.htm

Now, will I also spend money to have my clay-based lawn aerated and top dressed? When will I next pee? Does anyone care? Why are you reading this?

8 comments:

Anna said...

I didn't look at your site for free compost cause I didn't care. lol

Tina said...

For free?!
Steal, erm...borrow a dump truck for a weekend.

WiseAcre said...

I'm lucky to have a pile of horse manure/bedding large enough to bury your house that I can loot. All I have to do is tunnel to the core for the good composted stuff.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Lucky enough? Is it lucky? Really? You go right ahead and tunnel to the good stuff--go nutz.... :)

Pam said...

This post made me laugh: all of my degrees are entire, or partially from soil science/chemistry departments, and I've never (ever) done a soil test on my own garden soil! I should be ashamed...

(And oh, by the way, I'm reading this because I have more stuff to read/edit than I can even ponder, and I am procrastinating).

Benjamin Vogt said...

Pam--Well, yes, you should. My lord. Actually, if things are working for you, do you need a soil test? I suppose I'm partly doing it out of curiosity, partly out of some idea that all these folks who tell me if I add what needs to be added, my plants will grow with far more ease and zest. We'll see. (And I got MY papers read and graded--now I just have to come up with something to teach on Tuesday. Sometime, the best days are those I fly by the seat of my pants.)

lisa said...

As a matter of fact, I was reading this because I want to know when you will pee! Ha!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Lisa--7:30am, 1pm, 3pm, 5:52pm, 9:08pm, 11:30pm.