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Post  hartge01 on 12/24/2012, 3:26 pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

My beds are doing ok. everything is growing very s l o w l y ! !

i used some cheap compost and I am guessing it had peat mixed in. Are there any recommendations on how to recover from this? I am way over budget so there is no way I can start over.

As always, any help is appreciated.



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Post  camprn on 12/24/2012, 5:59 pm

Happy Christmas Gary! Nice to see you again.

Maybe you can find some free/cheap compost or manure on freecycle or craigslist. If it's composted horse, cow or chicken manure or fresh rabbit or llama or goat manure I would topdress a few inches of it onto the garden beds.

Good luck and let us know what you find. rendeer


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Post  plantoid on 12/24/2012, 6:43 pm

Perhaps top dress with a light sprinkle of fish , blood & bone meal on ther beds without getting any in the crooks of leaf joints etc ( it will usually cause rot in that area when it gets damp ) . Lightly incorporate it in the bed using a thin stick and gently water it down afterwards.

The Fish , Blood & Bone meal will usually give enough feed for six to eight weeks .

Just to clarify if you did not know .... It is a mixture of fish meal , dried animal blood and ground up dried animal bones in one packet .. wear gloves when handling it , don't breathe in any dust and wash well after use .

It must be sterilized a product lest Antrax etc breeds in it. Store any left overs in a sealed air tight dry container ,

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