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
» update pics
by Turan Today at 12:23 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by sanderson Today at 12:01 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener Yesterday at 11:38 pm

» table identity
by has55 Yesterday at 11:10 pm

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by 68carguy Yesterday at 7:34 pm

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 5:15 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:59 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:08 pm

» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:59 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:56 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:39 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:04 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 6/25/2017, 9:27 pm

» Terrace Garden in Ontario, Canada
by Fiz 6/25/2017, 7:49 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 6/25/2017, 6:59 pm

» Watering
by GloriaG 6/25/2017, 2:30 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals 6/25/2017, 12:22 pm

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie 6/25/2017, 7:37 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 10:15 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan 6/24/2017, 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz 6/24/2017, 9:04 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson 6/24/2017, 3:51 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

N-Rich Compost OK?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

N-Rich Compost OK?

Post  Cross_stitcher on 3/12/2010, 5:56 am

I've been composting for years but emptied our entire load onto our row garden last month. We made our first SFG (table top style) yesterday. Now we need compost and I found this product at Home Depot: Kellogg's N-rich Soil Enriching Compost. The label indicates it's a blend of kelp meal, worm castings, bat guano, chicken manure and 'natural forest products'. Would this satisfy Mel's recommendation that a SFG include 5 kinds of compost? I'd appreciate some timely responses from experienced SFGers since my first SFG is on hold until this question is decided! Many thanks!

Cross_stitcher

Posts : 9
Join date : 2010-03-12
Location : San Francisco Bay area

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N-Rich Compost OK?

Post  boffer on 3/12/2010, 11:21 am

"It sounds like a wonderful product. It will solve all our compost mixing problems. SFG gardeners have been waiting for a product like this for years."

Not really, just having fun. If you had mixed all the ingredients yourself (five equal parts more or less), I'd say you have some great compost. I'm very skeptical of manufactured compost. You can be sure that the ingredient that fills most of the bag is the one that is cheapest. The more expensive an ingredient is, the less that is used. If it were me, I would mix it with several other pure composts to be on the safe side.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

N-Rich blended compost

Post  Cross_stitcher on 3/15/2010, 11:11 pm

Boffer, I appreciate your humor. But my question is sincere. Has anyone experimented with this compost? I did a web search and found a trade organization the "Mulch and Soil Council". To quote them, "Certified Products are new listings of mulch or soil product labels that have passed inspection for product terminology, compliance with labeling guidelines, content verification, label claims verification, weights & measures inspection and either CCA testing (mulch) or greenhouse growth testing (soils). Certified products are eligible to use the MSC Certification Logo for one year from the date of approval and must pass random audit inspections during that year to qualify for certification renewal."

I understand that a trade organizations are often formed to promote members' products, Yet they have only certified five different brands of compost -- two mushrooms, two all purpose and N-Rich.

It's listed on the site as a landscape soil. Here's the link: http://www.mulchandsoilcouncil.org/

Thanks for your feedback.

Cross_stitcher

Posts : 9
Join date : 2010-03-12
Location : San Francisco Bay area

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N-Rich Compost OK?

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