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Post  NHGardener on 5/23/2012, 3:47 pm

I'm adding new boxes this year. So I picked up vermiculite (altho the bag has the perlite box checked - hmm), and then the required composts. But the composts are all peat/compost blends. I'm thinking if they're admitting it's a blend, it probably has a lot of peat in there. I wouldn't be surprised if it were 50% peat.

So I'm thinking instead of getting peat (which they were out of anyway), I'm just going to use the compost bags as compost AND peat. What do you think?
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Re: MM and peat/compost blends

Post  walshevak on 5/23/2012, 4:45 pm

Some of the bags I've seen listed 10% compost in them so just be very careful. Try to get some pure cow, hen, and mushroom composts to add to them.

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Post  NHGardener on 5/23/2012, 4:49 pm

Fortunately I have some goat manure from a nearby farm, plus chicken manure from here and the compost pile.

Wish the bagged "blends" (and they were all blends) would state exactly what they mean by "blend".
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Post  walshevak on 5/23/2012, 4:58 pm

you preach and I'll pat my foot.

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Post  clho on 5/24/2012, 8:15 pm

Somtimes if you go to the website for the compost product, it has more details about how much peat and how much compost.
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