Post by nofeargardener on May 28, 2012 11:05:05 GMT -6
Ok, so we have one of those upright canister vacuum cleaners. It’s bag-less, so when it fills up we just empty it out into the trash.
One day I thought, “Hmm - Since our house is all hardwoods and tile with only 2 small area rugs, this stuff is mostly just dog hair, dust, assorted food crumbs, dirt, and maybe the occasional stray nail clipping (yeah, I know – gross). I wonder if I could/should use this as garden mulch between my rows, or if I could minimally compost it.”
I’m guessing I’m not the only guy who’s had this thought. Wondered what you guys thought. Waste not want not!
Post by nofeargardener on May 29, 2012 5:22:30 GMT -6
Ok Spuds & Phil, now that's phunny!
You'd be surprised at how often we fill that canister. I think it get's emptied once every 2 weeks or so. Our lil dog sheds A LOT - pretty much all year round. I keep telling my wife, "She should be bald by now!" Plus with 3 lil kiddos under our roof, they produce A LOT of crumbs
I'll give it a go and see what happens. Who knows, maybe the scent of the dog hair (and human dust) will help keep critters away from our veggies - if I use it between the rows that is. Stinkin veggie stealers! And since its definitely not enough to cover the rows, maybe we just try it at the base of the plants.
If that fails, I'll be payin yall a visit with my vacuum! Maybe I can start a new business out of it! "Mike's Vacuum Sucked Mulch."