Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Today's Harvest
by hammock gal Today at 2:48 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 1:58 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:56 pm

» Flavor bomb cubes for veggies and...
by hammock gal Today at 12:35 pm

» New England September 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:55 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:32 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:02 am

» Roasted butternut squash soup
by trolleydriver Today at 8:49 am

» Frankensquash
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» Compost Heaps
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:09 pm

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:46 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:40 pm

» Hello from NE OHIO
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:19 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:59 am

» Happy Autumn Equinox
by brianj555 9/23/2017, 11:24 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie 9/23/2017, 8:44 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver 9/23/2017, 7:25 am

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:56 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie 9/21/2017, 6:28 am

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

COMPOST PROBLEMS

View previous topic View next topic Go down

COMPOST PROBLEMS

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.
avatar
jtmac22

Male Posts : 4
Join date : 2014-04-02
Location : Columbus,MS

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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).
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14604
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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.....
avatar
jtmac22

Male Posts : 4
Join date : 2014-04-02
Location : Columbus,MS

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 6:33 am

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

There are a few listed here.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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.
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1917
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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.

Good luck
avatar
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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. 

http://www.yellowpages.com/columbus-ms/compost
http://www.deq.state.ms.us/mdeq.nsf/pdf/SW_state-facility-listing-composting/$File/composting_facilities_MS.pdf?OpenElement
http://local.lumagardening.com/Making_Compost_Columbus_MS-p1759905-Columbus_MS.html

I hope this helps.

grownsunshine

Posts : 255
Join date : 2013-05-22
Location : So Cal: Zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

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.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2155
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: COMPOST PROBLEMS

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum