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Post  Tuxdad on 2/26/2012, 5:12 pm

Is it too early to get 5 different brands of composts ?? So far I've only been able to find 2 different brands .. One was manure and the other was actual compost, both being sold by Lowes ...



I was just curious as to get an idea of pricing and such ...



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Post  brios86 on 2/26/2012, 5:24 pm

I hope its too early! I have found Black Cow, Leafgro and "Compost Manure." I don't know what type of manure that last one is but I hope its not cow and it counts for another one of the 5. I am building the beds and putting in what I have and leaving some space to add in more compost.
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Post  camprn on 2/26/2012, 5:26 pm

Tux, it's time to think outside of the box (store)! Wink
Hit up the local grain store, ask about any farmers around that may have composted manure available, check the Farmer's market, post a request on Freecycle ( a Yahoo group), try Craig's list. Google horse and dairy farms in your area. There's tons of it out there, no kidding! What a Face

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Post  landarch on 2/26/2012, 5:30 pm

It is never too early. If it's compost you want to use right away you will probably need to purcase everything. Look at various garden, home improvement, and big-box centers to find all the different types of compost you need. There is cow manure, cotton bur, mushroom compost, etc.

To be ready for next year or fall gardening, start a compost pile and look for sources of material to compost on your own...horse boarding stables often give away a mix of manure and bedding straw...add mulched leaves (chopped up with a lawn mower), approved kitchen scraps, earthworm castings, chichen manure, cow manure, grass clippings, etc. (there's a list in the book).
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Post  Tuxdad on 2/26/2012, 6:00 pm

Would humus be considered as compost ??



What about some of the top soil mixes ??
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Post  camprn on 2/26/2012, 6:03 pm

Humus is not what I considered a compost. It is like sphagnum (peat) moss, a soil conditioner, adding tilth to the soil or growing medium.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/26/2012, 6:07 pm

Not sure if you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, MD, but Veteran Compost is open year-round and have FABULOUS compost & vermicompost.

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Post  obrdrln on 2/26/2012, 6:16 pm

If you're ever down Richmond way, I know of a source for Alpaca compost and one for forestry compost......let me know!
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Post  brios86 on 2/26/2012, 6:30 pm

sfg4uKim wrote:Not sure if you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, MD, but Veteran Compost is open year-round and have FABULOUS compost & vermicompost.

How much can I haul in a Corolla? Laughing
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Post  camprn on 2/26/2012, 6:39 pm

brios86 wrote:
sfg4uKim wrote:Not sure if you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, MD, but Veteran Compost is open year-round and have FABULOUS compost & vermicompost.

How much can I haul in a Corolla? Laughing
Filler up! You would be surprised how much I can get into a little Honda civic. Shocked Wink

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Post  Tuxdad on 2/26/2012, 6:46 pm

Use to live in PG county a long time ago, and had friends in and around aberdeen..

It'd be a bit of a haul just for compost, especially with gas prices as they are..Shocked



I'll see what all I can find around here, in my area..
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Post  sfg4uKim on 2/26/2012, 6:54 pm

brios86 wrote:
sfg4uKim wrote:Not sure if you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, MD, but Veteran Compost is open year-round and have FABULOUS compost & vermicompost.

How much can I haul in a Corolla? Laughing

More than you think if you rip out all those extra seats! Shocked OR how big a UHaul trailer can you pull with a Corolla? Wink

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 2/26/2012, 8:52 pm

In my neck of the woods, sometimes bags that say "Manure Compost" have peat in them. CHECK THE INGREDIENTS LIST on the back of the bag to be sure. Smile
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Post  shannon1 on 2/27/2012, 1:45 am

If you know any one that keeps bunnies their manure can be mixed right in without composting and will not burn your plants.
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Post  littlesapphire on 2/27/2012, 3:36 pm

Lol, great, now I don't feel so bad about the bunny that came into my garden, nibbled some leftover greens (that are somehow miraculously still growing), and left me a little "compost".
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Post  Tuxdad on 2/27/2012, 8:08 pm

Had bunny troubles last year where they were cleaning out my sprouts Mad ..

Found that I had a whole family of them under our shed..

Needless to say I had to put a STOP to that...
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Post  shannon1 on 2/28/2012, 3:55 am

Tuxdad wrote:Had bunny troubles last year where they were cleaning out my sprouts Mad ..

Found that I had a whole family of them under our shed..

Needless to say I had to put a STOP to that...
Did you eat 'em Twisted Evil


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Post  PeonyLover on 2/28/2012, 2:13 pm

camprn wrote:
brios86 wrote:
sfg4uKim wrote:Not sure if you're anywhere close to Aberdeen, MD, but Veteran Compost is open year-round and have FABULOUS compost & vermicompost.

How much can I haul in a Corolla? Laughing
Filler up! You would be surprised how much I can get into a little Honda civic. Shocked Wink

funny post
You should have seen my husbands face when I asked for help unloading some soil--He was thinking quart bags-Ha! I fit 20 CF of compost and a car seat (containing a very excited 4 y/o) in my Honda Civic. Laughing
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