are my 5-1-1- pines fines a bit too fine?
Per recommendations from others in various threads I decided to screen my first of four bags of Agway pine mulch prior to making my first batch of 5-1-1.
I used a 1/4" screen and when all was said and done (1/2 hour later) , about 1/3 of the mulch made it through the screen, leaving me wondering what to do with the remaining 2/3 (other than using it in my landscaping).
See the pics below taken before and after the screening process. Does 1/4" screening give me something that's a little bit too fine, or is this what its supposed to be like? If it's the latter, then it's going to cost me some serious paper to fill all of my containers.
Could I perhaps replaced the "5" in the 5-1-1 with "4 parts screened, 1 part un-screened" to at least make some use of the remainder?
Any suggestions for a first-time 5-1-1 mixer are appreciated.