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Post  Pink Pandora on 4/11/2013, 12:56 pm

I can only find 4 of the composts & they are in varying weights & measurements.

40# of mushroom, 50# Black Cow, 1 cu ft worm castings, & 2 cu ft of cotton burr......looking for 1 more, hopefully I can find bat guano or chicken manure................but how am I suppossed to measure all this?
Can I just get 1 pail of everything on a tarp & mix?

Is it obvious I am a newbie? Embarassed
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Post  Lindacol on 4/11/2013, 1:03 pm

welcome and yes. It is a volume measurement So start using your bucket. Doesn't matter what size it is. Mix a bucket of each of your composts together, then take one bucket of that and mix with one bucket of peat (fluffed) and one bucket of vermiculite.

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Post  Pink Pandora on 4/11/2013, 1:09 pm

Oh! Thank you so much. That will help so much. Tried this last year with some bad compost.........do I need to tell you what happened (or what didn't happen)? lol
So anxious to get started this year, & am so happy Ihave a great group to get so much help from.
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