Two newbie-type questions:
1) Compost: This may seem obvious, but I just wanted to make sure - it is fine to use deer droppings in the vegetable garden, right? And before mixing it into the soil, should I let it dry first? For how long? (This strikes me as a little weird because deer, being wild, can possibly have diseases that can be transmitted through soil to my veggies, and I would have no idea since I cannot oversee the condition of the deer, etc.)
2) "Plant Start": Sometimes people will ask for or offer "starts" or "starters" of things, and again I feel a little stupid asking, but what exactly does this mean? I guess I thought it meant small division or small rooted cutting, but apparently it can refer to a plain cutting as well? maybe even something else??
Thanks for any input!