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Post  Thomas on 2/1/2013, 7:50 pm

I have obtained my vermiculite, for I think, a very good price of $18 for 4 cu. ft.. And I don't expect to pay a lot for peat moss, but on the compost, I am wondering what will work. I am composting myself but don't know if it will be ready by , lets say March 1, when I would like to start the beds. I can obtain compost from a source that collects leaves and lawn cuttings, for $15 a yard, but there is the issue of pesticides, herbicides, etc that may come with it. I have about a half yard of horse manure sitting in a pile in my yard now. This is partially composted. The bedding is sawdust. I can also go to Home Depot and get the cow manure, which I have bought before, but seems to be a lot of stuff other than manure. I have also seen an ad on craigs list for chicken manure, which may be composted in whole or part. I also have just established a worm factory, but don't expect a whole lot of product before March 1. One thought is to tap into all of these sources. Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated
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Post  llama momma on 2/1/2013, 8:04 pm

Did you catch this thread from the other day? There's a bunch of ideas here:

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t14403-ecoscraps
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/1/2013, 8:16 pm

One of the best Mels Mix threads on the forum:
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7452-mel-s-mix-how-strong-is-your-backbone

If you plug in Mels mix into the search box below the latest topics, you will find many threads on the subject.

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Post  cheyannarach on 2/2/2013, 2:45 am

I think that you are doing everything right! If you are unsure about your blend of MM look at your local nurseries, Top it off then keep doing what you are doing
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