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Post  MASFG on 4/2/2014, 1:51 pm

I have 3 sources of compost -black cow,mushroom compost, lobster compost.

I have access to a mix of  livestock manure, livestock bedding, & wood chips.
Can I use that as a fourth Source even though I have black cow. 

As far as a fifth i m having trouble might just spend the money and by Dr Earth compost.

Any suggestings or advice?
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Post  camprn on 4/2/2014, 2:10 pm

@MASFG wrote:I have 3 sources of compost -black cow,mushroom compost, lobster compost.

I have access to a mix of  livestock manure, livestock bedding, & wood chips.
It cannot be fresh and used in the Mel's mix. If it composted and aged  then it is suitable as a source.

@MASFG wrote:As far as a fifth i m having trouble might just spend the money and by Dr Earth compost.

Any suggestings or advice?
LOOK HERE!!! there are lots of places in your area to get compost.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/search/gra?zoomToPosting=&catAbb=gra&query=compost&minAsk=&maxAsk=&excats=

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Post  sanderson on 4/2/2014, 2:27 pm

MASFG, I'm not sure where you live, CA? Ecoscrraps Compost at Home depot or maybe Lowes. Whole Foods sometimes carries compost of composted veggies.

As Camprn stated, the horse manure, bedding and wood chips need to be composted before using in the beds. At least you have a good start on building a compost pile! Add Starbuck's coffee pucks, kitchen trimmings, discarded veggies and fruits. Check out Compost topics in the search box.
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Post  MASFG on 4/2/2014, 2:32 pm

Thank you!

 I think it is composted but I will ask. I never thought to check Craig's list
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Post  camprn on 4/2/2014, 2:33 pm

@sanderson wrote:MASFG,  I'm not sure where you live, CA?  Ecoscrraps Compost at Home depot or maybe Lowes.  Whole Foods sometimes carries compost of composted veggies.

As Camprn stated, the horse manure, bedding and wood chips need to be composted before using in the beds.  At least you have a good start on building a compost pile!  Add Starbuck's coffee pucks, kitchen trimmings, discarded veggies and fruits.  Check out Compost topics in the search box.

MASFG, I am assuming you are actually in Massachusetts, is that correct?

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Post  MASFG on 4/2/2014, 6:34 pm

Yes Central MA. That was the Craig's list for me.
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Post  Mikesgardn on 4/2/2014, 7:08 pm

When I first started, I only used 1 source of compost. I just didn't have the time to find others. So I used miraclegro the first year while I made my own compost. Now I just use my compost.
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Post  sanderson on 4/2/2014, 7:22 pm

I wonder how many folks, when they first started and were Newbies, used Miracle Grow to make up for the improper "compost" they used.   Embarassed  Making a 5 source compost with at least one source a composted manure, is vital to SFG.  That sure spurred me to get a compost pile going.

I love to be able to say, "No dirt, only 6" of MM, and no fertilizing."
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Post  southern gardener on 4/2/2014, 9:05 pm

MASFG, the link Camp provided has so WONDERFUL resources! Man, we don't have anything that inexpensive around here!! The one link http://newlondon.craigslist.org/grd/4360408511.html looks like a great source to me! Let us know what you decide!!
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Post  MASFG on 4/7/2014, 9:33 am

After a few weeks of searching I now have my 5- I hope.

Composted livestock manure and bedding & wood chips
Mushroom composted
Black cow
Lobster compost
Dr. Earth compost.

What do you think?
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Post  camprn on 4/7/2014, 11:36 am

@MASFG wrote:After a few weeks of searching I now have my 5- I hope.

Composted livestock manure and bedding & wood chips
Mushroom composted
Black cow
Lobster compost
Dr. Earth compost.

What do you think?
An excellent beginning!!

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