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Post  jtmac22 on 4/4/2014, 2:47 am

Hey everyone, hope you are all having a wonderful day or night whichever it may be for you. I have an issue that I desperately need some advice on. I'm new to the SFG scene and my #1 issue right now is that i cannot find compost. OK let me be more clear, my local Lowe's has compost (or so it says on the bag) and they only have like 3 different kinds, one has manure and one is humus, I don't remember the third. Anyways its hard to find 5 when only 3 are available to me, I absolutely abhor wal-mart and would rather get into a fist fight with mike tyson than go there. The other option is to have a CRAP ton delivered in a scoop to my house, but then again that doesn't exactly get me the 5 kind variation either. Is there some awesome place online that i can order this stuff. I have just now started composting on my own and obviously this is a little late for now, but I need some help.


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Post  sanderson on 4/4/2014, 3:11 am

Do you have a Lowes in your area? See if they carry ready made Mel's Mix. Can you find Ecoscraps or mushroom compost at Lowes or Home Depot? Check Craig's List for compost. You can order sea kelp and worm castings off eBay but it can be kind of expensive. They are still good to add to the blend. Do you have a hydroponic garden shop in the area? They can carry some unusual stuff. They often sell to marijuana growers who absolutely baby their plants.

Maybe you will get some other suggestions tomorrow (opps, later in the morning).


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Post  jtmac22 on 4/4/2014, 3:46 am

I checked my local Lowes and they dont carry it right now. The closest home depot is an hr away and they dont carry it in stock either. I can order it online though from them. Not to mention that shipping is $10 a bag, which happend to cost 1.03 more than the product itself. Guess i will be trying to hunt down each component individually.....


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Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 6:33 am


There are a few listed here.


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Post  jimmy cee on 4/4/2014, 7:36 am

You might have a recycle center close by.
Ours here in Indiana PA offers free compost every April until they run out.
I picked up 24 five gallon buckets last year for my first SFG attempt, it was great.
After finding out it was a mix of brush and cuttings, I added a few items to it.

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Post  H_TX_2 on 4/4/2014, 11:10 am

I have found the big blue store and the big orange to not be all that much help when it comes to compost and organic gardening. Those stores are great for the hardware and materials used for building boxes, water hoses and other equipment.

I found some garden stores near me that have a much better and larger selection. You can also try looking at feed stores as sometimes they will have a fairly nice selection of gardening supplies.

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Post  grownsunshine on 4/4/2014, 1:25 pm

Columbus, MS looks a bit far from any search city in craigslist. You may have to do a bit of footwork. You can call these places and ask them for direction/assistance. 


I hope this helps.


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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/4/2014, 1:40 pm

Jackson has a Whole Foods market. At this time of year, they should be stocking compost, which I highly recommend.


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