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Post  dmladdusaw on 4/9/2017, 8:11 pm

Hello everyone, greetings from NW Iowa.  I am going to be new to SFG this year.  I am planning on 2 boxes, one for shorter veggies and a pyramid for tomatoes, beans and carrots.  I am so excited to be planting a garden again.  I have not had one in 10+ years due to space, but I went to our garden show here a couple weeks ago and am so excited.  I have purchased the book and read it cover to cover.  I am planning on making the boxes next weekend and getting some lettuce, spinach and radishes.  I am having some trouble finding compost.  We have a sanitary dump here in town, only branches, leaves, grass etc. and could have some access to the compost, but I am worried that the clippings could have chemicals on them.  Is it something I should be worried about?  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thank you!

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Re: New to SFG from NW Iowa

Post  sanderson on 4/10/2017, 3:49 am

DM, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here You are right to be concerned. Municipal green waste compost can be a hit or miss proposition. Some folks have had success. Others felt there were still herbicides in it affecting their gardens.

Here is a recent link for store bought composts. Don't forget to check Craig's List for composted barn manures, and worm castings which go a long way. http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t21089-recommended-store-bought-compost#263516


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