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
» Help! Onion Maggots!
by BlackjackWidow Today at 8:43 am

» Lurking newby
by BlackjackWidow Today at 8:14 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:57 am

» Any tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:53 am

» Powdery Mildew already striking
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by DorothyG Today at 12:01 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 10:16 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:38 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by hammock gal Yesterday at 10:51 am

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 am

» Situation in Hawaii
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee 5/19/2018, 10:41 pm

» On the Road
by sanderson 5/19/2018, 1:09 pm

» New England May 2018
by sanderson 5/19/2018, 12:17 am

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by sanderson 5/18/2018, 12:17 pm

» Volunteer Mushroom
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:13 am

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:10 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan 5/17/2018, 10:30 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by jimmy cee 5/16/2018, 11:38 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 5/16/2018, 8:54 pm

» Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles
by Roseinarosecity 5/16/2018, 1:51 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 5/16/2018, 9:55 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 5/15/2018, 10:20 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 5/15/2018, 12:14 pm

» Happy Mother's Day!
by countrynaturals 5/14/2018, 2:55 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 5/14/2018, 8:55 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:48 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:28 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

5 blend compost

Go down

5 blend compost

Post  tabletopper on 3/11/2011, 9:57 am

Found bags of 5 blend compost at my local Walmart......Brand is Greensmix...l00% blends..nutrient rich from composted materiels and moisture retaining peat moss.....for I think $3...just starting using the first bag....sounds great to me.....good luck

tabletopper

Female Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-02-19
Age : 93
Location : Chula Vista,Ca

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 blend compost

Post  scases on 3/11/2011, 10:02 am

I wish my Wal-mart had that. I searched 2 Wal-marts and no compost, but I will keep my eye open for it since they are just now getting all the gardening items in. Thanks for the name of it. Do you have a picture so I know what to look for. Thanks.

scases

Posts : 18
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : La Place, LA, Zone 9A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

5 blend compost

Post  tabletopper on 3/11/2011, 10:15 am

No pics yet.....just learning photos on computer....Sorry

tabletopper

Female Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-02-19
Age : 93
Location : Chula Vista,Ca

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 blend compost

Post  scases on 3/11/2011, 11:13 am

That's ok. I googled it and found the company website - http://www.greensmix.com/compost.html They don't distribute where I am according to the map on their website.

scases

Posts : 18
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : La Place, LA, Zone 9A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 blend compost

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/11/2011, 12:43 pm

Just an FYI

If you are trying to find 5 types of compost to blend into your Mel's Mix, you are not really looking for a product that contains much Peat Moss.

When making Mel's Mix, you want 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 blended compost.

I am not saying the Greensmix is not a good product or idea, just be aware that you don't want your Mel's Mix to be too heavy in peat moss.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 71
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 blend compost

Post  boffer on 3/11/2011, 1:28 pm

Another consideration is that a compost mix is going to have the largest volume of the cheapest product. The good, nutritional stuff that you're looking for could be in very small amounts. I hope it works out for you.

We were discussing in another thread that WM had chicken manure compost and mushroom compost for sale. It stated on the bags that the products were not to be used as a nutrition source; they were intended to be used as a 'soil amendment'. That gives you some perspective as to how much filler is used to keep a product's price low.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 65
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

what types compost

Post  DeadwoodKaren on 3/20/2011, 10:59 pm

I have mushroom mix compost, chicken manure, humus, vegetable and flower soil, something else (I can not remember right now, and it's dark outside;we have things around here with sharp teeth, so I do not want to go out and look) I will be going out for more compost tomorrow, I am running out and only have 3 boxes (2x2, and 2.5x2.5) done;it's a lot of work, but worth it.

I live in the country and we do not have that much purchasable, packaged compost here. I did buy cotton hulls, and cotton meal, I did use some of the composted cotton hulls, hope that was OK.

This is my 1st attempt.

DeadwoodKaren

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-07-06
Age : 73
Location : lower south, Deadwood, Texas 75633-4384

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 blend compost

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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