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Post  tompcuddy on 2/24/2014, 9:59 pm

Hi All,

After much searching and help from this forum, I have sorted out my Mel's Mix.  I will be visiting Home Depot, Wegmans, Southern States, and purchasing on-line.

I will be building 4 squares so I need 32 cu ft. of Mel's Mix

 

Peat Moss (Home Depot)

 - 2 bags @ 3 cu Ft each. (12 Cu Ft expanded) 

 - Premier 3 cu. ft. Peat Moss

 

Vermiculite (ULINE - online)

 - 3 bags @ 4 Cu Ft Each. (12 Cu Ft)

 - Grade 4 Vermiculite

 

Blended Compost

 

Quoddy Lobster Compost (Wegmans)

 - 2 bags @ 1 Cu Ft Each  (2 Cu Ft)

 - Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost

Worm Castings (Amazon.com)

 - 4 Bags @ 20 lbs Each (2 Cu Ft)

 - Nature's Solution Worm Castings

Mushroom Compost (Amazon.com)

 - 1 bag @ 1 Cu Ft (1 Cu Ft)

 - Premium Aged Mushroom Compost

Composted Cow Manure (Southern States)

 - 2 bags @ 50 lbs Each (2.5 cu ft)

 - Black Kow Manure

Local "Super Compost" (Southern States)

 - 3 bags @  40 Lbs Each (3.5 cu Ft)

 - Blue Ridge Organics Super Compost

Composted Chicken Manure (Amazon.com)

 - 1 bag @ 25 Lbs (.5 cu Ft)   

 - Chickity Doo Doo Organic Fertilizer

Composted Rabbit Manure (Amazon.com)

 - 4 bags @ 4 lbs Each (.3 cu ft)  

 -  Rabbit Hill Something Special


Thanks again for all your help,


Tom  
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Post  sanderson on 2/25/2014, 12:07 am

Good job lining everything up before starting.  
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Post  kauairosina on 2/25/2014, 9:05 pm

That sounds like terrific stuff!!  You are going to have a splendid garden.
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Post  Turan on 2/25/2014, 9:57 pm

4 squares meaning beds that are 4'x4'? Each bed would be 16 sqf and 4 of them would total 64 sqf.

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Post  H_TX_2 on 2/26/2014, 11:56 am

I was questioning the numbers also but I think he has it right after I checked the math. If he has 4 4x4 beds that is 64 sq ft. If you are planting to a depth of 12 inches then that would be 64 cu ft (4x16x1=64). If you are taking the same area and filling to only 6 inches then you are looking at 32 cu ft (4x16x0.5=32). Again we are both assuming he is talking about 4 4x4 beds when he says 4 squares.
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Post  Turan on 2/26/2014, 12:14 pm

O! Right! Duh!

Thank you on that. I decided at last to speak up because I had this image of all that work and then only half the boxes filled and that would be so disappointing.

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Post  sanderson on 2/26/2014, 2:22 pm

Yep. Looks like he did a good job getting the amount correct.
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Post  Windmere on 2/27/2014, 12:35 pm

tompcudd wrote:

Peat Moss (Home Depot)

 - 2 bags @ 3 cu Ft each. (12 Cu Ft expanded) 

 - Premier 3 cu. ft. Peat Moss

 

Vermiculite (ULINE - online)

 - 3 bags @ 4 Cu Ft Each. (12 Cu Ft)

 - Grade 4 Vermiculite

 

Blended Compost

 

Quoddy Lobster Compost (Wegmans)

 - 2 bags @ 1 Cu Ft Each  (2 Cu Ft)

 - Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost

Worm Castings (Amazon.com)

 - 4 Bags @ 20 lbs Each (2 Cu Ft)

 - Nature's Solution Worm Castings

Mushroom Compost (Amazon.com)

 - 1 bag @ 1 Cu Ft (1 Cu Ft)

 - Premium Aged Mushroom Compost

Composted Cow Manure (Southern States)

 - 2 bags @ 50 lbs Each (2.5 cu ft)

 - Black Kow Manure

Local "Super Compost" (Southern States)

 - 3 bags @  40 Lbs Each (3.5 cu Ft)

 - Blue Ridge Organics Super Compost

Composted Chicken Manure (Amazon.com)

 - 1 bag @ 25 Lbs (.5 cu Ft)   

 - Chickity Doo Doo Organic Fertilizer

Composted Rabbit Manure (Amazon.com)

 - 4 bags @ 4 lbs Each (.3 cu ft)  

 -  Rabbit Hill Something Special

I am very jealous of you.  You have an amazing combination of compost.  I wish you MUCH success.  You will have a a fantastic garden this year!!
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Post  Windmere on 2/27/2014, 12:43 pm

Hi Tompcudd,

I'm just wondering... Is this the rabbit compost you bought from Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Hill-Something-Special-lb/dp/B002T0AGBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393522780&sr=8-1&keywords=Rabbit+Hill+Something+Special+4+lb.+bag+%286%29


I think this has more than just rabbit compost.  I see a few other things noted in product specifications... However, I still think this is a great option and I may buy some myself.

I see (6) in product heading.  Surely this does not mean you get six bags?  This is a bit confusing to me.

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Post  plantoid on 2/27/2014, 4:25 pm

Five way compost for setting up the initial MM filled beds . five is the MINIMUM number of different types of stuff to do a good job. If you can get 6 , 7 or 8 so much the better the range of available nutrients & trace elements will usually be much better .

No repeating a product common to two or more types of stuff 
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Three pre bagged items might have straw , peat and wood product in all three of them  .. that means an overdose of all three items .

Dung from different animal species :-
They  can usually be reasonably safe if combined with other materials & well composted  too much neat dung will cause problems .
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