Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
types of compost Toplef10types of compost 1zd3ho10

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.

types of compost I22gcj10types of compost 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
types of compost Toplef10types of compost 1zd3ho10

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.

types of compost I22gcj10types of compost 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» The compost bin
by KiwiSFGnewbie Today at 12:30 am

» Trellis
by KiwiSFGnewbie Today at 12:24 am

» COMPOST 101
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by Soose Yesterday at 12:40 pm

» Hi from Nelson, New Zealand.
by Soose Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Would you buy this hay to compost?
by Soose Yesterday at 12:30 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 9:05 am

» TWENTY-FIVE slugs in one night!!!
by OhioGardener 11/30/2022, 5:28 pm

» Non "fluffy" peat...
by KiwiSFGnewbie 11/30/2022, 4:37 pm

» ‘White dust’ underside Chard/Silverbeet leaves
by Eos 11/29/2022, 9:33 pm

» N&C Midwest: November & December 2022
by Scorpio Rising 11/29/2022, 12:18 pm

» Chick N Poo Compost
by cyclonegardener 11/28/2022, 9:47 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener 11/28/2022, 5:53 pm

» maintaining Mel's Mix
by sanderson 11/27/2022, 2:30 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 2:28 pm

» Food waste being turned into compost for Ohio greenhouse
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 9:34 am

» Happy Thanksgiving
by OhioGardener 11/24/2022, 8:27 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/23/2022, 6:40 pm

» Pressure treated wood - covered with plastic?
by dstack 11/22/2022, 1:32 pm

» Hello from NSW, Australia
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2022, 7:22 am

» Happy Thanksgiving 2022
by Scorpio Rising 11/21/2022, 10:11 pm

» How to Harvest Winter Squash
by OhioGardener 11/21/2022, 9:18 am

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by sanderson 11/20/2022, 10:37 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 11/20/2022, 6:00 pm

» Question about pets using the raised bed
by dstack 11/19/2022, 2:36 pm

» Thanksgiving Dishes from the Garden
by OhioGardener 11/19/2022, 2:30 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 11/19/2022, 12:05 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 11/18/2022, 10:40 am

» Wood Chip Mulch & Earthworms
by dstack 11/17/2022, 6:00 pm

» Bokashi
by sanderson 11/17/2022, 1:58 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

types of compost

+2
Retired Member 1
tammyj38
6 posters

Go down

types of compost Empty types of compost

Post  tammyj38 5/5/2010, 3:58 pm

I'm new to square foot gardening, this will be my first year. I'm having trouble finding 5 different types of compost! I've searched without any luck for worm castings. I have mushroom compost, cow manure compost, and something that just says garden compost. I can't find two more kinds. Can I use just 3 kinds of compost? I'd like to start my gardens off right and use the recommended 5! If anyone has any answers to help me find what I need, I'm located in Southern Illinois.
Thanks,
Tammy in Southern Illinois
avatar
tammyj38

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2010-05-05
Location : Southern Illinois

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty Re: types of compost

Post  Retired Member 1 5/5/2010, 5:29 pm

Welcome! Most bags of compost I purchased didn't say "compost" on the bag. Cotton burr was labelled as "soil conditioner", and most were manure. Some have used cow or steer manure (usually readily available) from different manufacturers -- that way you're really getting different products. Scott's manure is readily available around here and has a couple of different sources in it. In Texas it's cow manure and poultry litter.

You could go with just three and add more as you find it, but you might find your garden soil is out of balance. Others will be along shortly to give their ideas as well.
avatar
Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty worm castings

Post  tammyj38 5/6/2010, 6:02 pm

Hi! Did you get my pm message? I'm new to chatting on forums and not sure if I sent messages the right way. Anyway, I live in Opdyke and yes I'm interested!
Tammy
avatar
tammyj38

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2010-05-05
Location : Southern Illinois

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty Re: types of compost

Post  mckr3441 5/9/2010, 7:13 pm

Hi Tammy! types of compost 396615to the forums.

Oh boy! Composts! One of my favorite subjects. It's like a treasure hunt, isn't it? I stop at every place that looks like they might have such a thing! Friday I found dehydrated manure types of compost 601593 . Anyone ever heard of that? Not sure how this might be different from regular old composted manure. I haven't opened the bag yet (of course I had to buy some!), too cold and rainy to mix soil the last couple of days. I'll let you know if it is significantly different. At least it's from a source I haven't seen before. This garden center also had worm castings, too. That's a first for me. They said it's the first for them too! I bought two small bags but they cost too much $$$$$$! I think I'll try Josh's method of a tube in the box. have you seen that?

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/worm-tube-for-the-sfg-t1603.htm

Another way to get worm castings is described in Choksaw's post:
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/wiggler-hilton-t997.htm?highlight=worm

Enough about worms! The very best thing you can do for next year, if you have the space, is to start your own compost pile (I have seven!) OK my neighbor and I share 7 types of compost 53366 !

Does your community have a composting facility? Many do but most people don't know it. I get some bagged stuff called Cleveland Compost. Who knows what's in it but it hasn't killed anything yet. If you are actually trying to mix the soil from Mel's recipe and you use soil conditioner or some other such thing, read the ingredients. If there seems to be a lot of peat in there, go lighter on your added peat.

Have a good gardening day.

Claire types of compost Icon_flower
mckr3441
mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 82
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty manure

Post  vanter0109 6/16/2010, 12:47 pm

If you have any stables in the area, you could try there. They usually give it out for free.
vanter0109
vanter0109

Female Posts : 25
Join date : 2010-06-05
Location : St Petersburg, Florida Zone 10

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty Re: types of compost

Post  Colin.B 6/16/2010, 1:16 pm

We have pelleted chicken manure not sure if it would be cost effective to use yet , but i,d be interested to know if it could be used at any time from set-up to daily use when replanting . There also another i found on my travels called compossted bark not sure if thats available in your area ,but again i,m not sure if it can be used so would need clarification on this one too
avatar
Colin.B

Male Posts : 28
Join date : 2010-05-31
Location : United Kingdom

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty Re: types of compost

Post  Squat_Johnson 6/16/2010, 1:31 pm

This past winter I added a truckload of Horse manure to my garden. I got it from a guy that sells mulch...

I suspect that it contained herbicides. Farmer sprays pasture to kill weeds, horse eats grass, etc... (article in UK
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jun/29/food.agriculture)

I have some tomato plants that are doing very poorly in one specific bed (some of the others are OK.)
Squat_Johnson
Squat_Johnson

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-05-25
Location : Beaver Dam, Kentucky, zone 6a

Back to top Go down

types of compost Empty Re: types of compost

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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