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Post  Warbler 5/15/2012, 1:09 am

I wanted to post a picture of the bag - but can't figure out how. I have the picture in my iPhoto - when I try to copy/paste, or drag, it just brings in the location on my computer - which doesn't help at all!!

ANYWAY - the compost is made by Whitney farms, and the ingredients say: Aged softwood bark and forest products compost, manure, dried poultry waste, and feather meal

Will this work on it's own as a replacement compost? I don't do my own yet, and I'm trying to figure out what to use...and if I need to mix five kinds for this too?

I did find four different kinds for my original MM. (Thought I had five until I got home and realized that two were the same!)
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Post  cheyannarach 5/15/2012, 1:48 am

If you go to the How To Do Things on the Forum tab on the home page there is a link in there that teaches you how to post photos! I would still try to blend other composts in with it if I were you. It sounds like a pretty good one but I always wonder about the forrest products being fully composted and not just fillers like wood chips or peat moss. Does it give you percentages of each ingredient?
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Post  camprn 5/15/2012, 6:50 am

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ANYWAY - the compost is made by Whitney farms, and the ingredients say: Aged softwood bark and forest products compost, manure, dried poultry waste, and feather meal

That sounds perfect for the 5 way compost mix. I would encourage you to get several, if not the 5 types, to make a compost mixture that will be used as the replacement compost.

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Post  Warbler 5/15/2012, 10:29 am

I do so appreciate the help and input on the compost!

And I knew that I'd seen something about how to do the forum - but couldn't find it on the forum page. Didn't think of going back to home page! Embarassed
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Post  Daniel9999 5/18/2012, 7:43 pm

That is is the Whitney Farms Planting Compost your describing.

[img]Is this bagged compost ok as is? Whitne10[/img]

(Sorry about the torn appearance of the bag above I am currently reusing the bag as a plastic mulch on another bed)

I used it as one of the compost sources in my own SFG bed and so far have not encountered any issues....so I can safely say from personal experience that it seems ok to use.

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t11081-first-sfg-bed-went-into-the-apartment-complex-community-garden-today....

However I did not use it as my only source of compost...I would suggest you do as I did and try to find at least four other sources of composts with different listed ingredients from the Planting Compost to add to it.
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