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Probably not. Chicken is so powerful I use a lesser amount of it than some of the others. Worm castings also. The important thing is to have the 5 for a variety of levels of nutrients are in each different type. And if you happen to find a new type after making your beds, add it to the replenishment blend. I keep a bin of replenishment blend out by the garden for 2nd plantings and top dressing a long growing plant that might need a midsummer boost.
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@ramblinjerry wrote:Does it matter if the portions of each type of compost are not the same? Will it make any difference if I have more Cow manure or Mushroom compost than I do of Chicken manure or vegetable compost?
Ideally equal parts by volume of five different types composts ( use a bucket for measuring it out )
Be careful with the mushroom compost for it may well contain igh levels of lime ( to get the heat up in the compost ) TOO MUCH WILL GIVE YOUR BED CHLOROSIS OF LIME which will stunt plants and turn leaves a yellowish green if it does not actually kill them .
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Is there a way to correct the balance? Actually that has already occured with the beans that I have growing. Their leaves are pale/yellowish green and they're dying. The blackeyed peas appear to be doing fine. I've been waiting for the heat of the summer to pass before I planted anything else. Here in Central Florida we've been having really hot and humid days. Just as everyone has, so I wanted to wait until September to plant.
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