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Old 03-10-2008, 06:25 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I don't think you'll have a problem at all. However, one general suggestion I'd make given that you say your soil is heavy clay is to add perlite to your compost every so often so that the new soil you're adding is well aerated. Cheers!
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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I also don't see much of a problem. In fact one organic garden show I watched use ammonia in a mix for his lawn. I forgot what he used it for as it was last year on public television.In alot of asian cultures and many others human poop is used.I have always used lime in clay soil if using fertalizer becuase it sweetens the soil. I'm no expert but I was told this and it really has helped. in fact Iuse lime pellets very winter on my lawn.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Coffee grounds are good for clay, I believe, and your local coffee shop may give them away - mine does!

And gypsum helps break up clay too, I think you can sprinkle it on, or mix into compost.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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I think you can use sawdust with your coffee grinds to help the clay soil.

I would never ever put cat poop in the compost. There's too many nasty little organisms in it.

Good luck and go have a massage after all that back break work!
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Found a good deal on large quantity of Peat and will mix that with the compost and clay and we will see what comes up from there. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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I think you can use sawdust with your coffee grinds to help the clay soil.
Sawdust robs the nitrogen out of the soil. For clay soils use sand, gypsum, mulch/peatmoss or well rotted compost, for best results. Coffee grounds adds acid to the soil.
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