[NAFEX] duck weed
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 9 16:46:10 EDT 2002
I haven't worked with duckweed, but I've tried other common pond weeds as
First, I was surprised that they smelled worse than you'd think for longer
than you'd think. Not "get this vile loot out of here !" bad, but possibly
offensive to finnicky neighbors in close quarters.
Second surprise was how long it took to decompose completely. I spread it,
at most 3" deep, and for 5 (?) years after was finding little preserved
pockets of it !
I'm in southern WI, and OM rots pretty good here, even w/o added N. Other
than those, it's just another adequate OM source.
>From: "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at hotmail.com>
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>Subject: [NAFEX] duck weed
>Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 04:10:30 +0000
>A couple weks ago I piled up a good stack of duckweed from our pond. Upon
>returning had hoped to find it happily composting in the 80F temp, but it
>was cold. We have several acres of pond covered 2" thick with the rich
>stuff , looks like a great source for nitrogen or at least good compost
>material, but I haven't hit its note yet. Anyone worked with it?
>Just returned from north of Saskatoon Sask., where a frost finished off
>many folks' gardens, Del
>Del Stubbs www.pinewoodforge.com ag zone2/3
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