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COMPOST
Stable litter, chicken and/or cow manure, leaves, hay, straw, silage and spoiled grain, mixed together and composted. Approved for use in organic production.

Use:
Adding compost to soil provides a rich blend of organic matter, teeming with microorganisms. Till compost into garden beds, use it as a topdressing, or mix it into transplanting holes.

Advantages:
By increasing soil organic matter and adding all the soil life, nutrients become more available to plants. Improves water holding capacity of soil and soil tilth.


To learn more about why adding compost to your soil enhances plant growth,
click here.


 
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POTTING SOIL MIX
Composted manure, sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite, ground limestone and natural soil amendments, including kelp and humates. Approved for use in organic production. Screened to3/4". .

Use:
Use for raising bedding plants and small houseplants. "Preferred by commercial farmers for starting seeds and growing them out.

Advantages:
A complete mix.

Learn more about our potting soil and how to grow your seedlings! Read Dave Trumble's article on Ideal Compost Potting Soil
here.


 
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SEED STARTING MIX

Same ingredients as potting soil, but screened to 1/4" and with additional vermiculite for added porosity. Approved for use in organic production.

Use:
A specialized mix for salt-sensitive seedlings, and for use in small diameter plug trays. Also for covering seeds sown in Potting Soil Mix.

Advantages:
High air volume and water holding capacity. Low salinity.



 
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CONTAINER MIX
A coarser version of our potting soil. Ground bark substituted for part of peat to improve drainage.

Use:
For growing large flower and vegetable plants in containers. Plants will likely require supplemental feeding to sustain them for a whole season.

Advantages:
Larger proportion of compost than potting soil. Increased porosity promotes root growth.




 
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FINE TEXTURED MULCH

Hot-composted shavings and stable litter. Finer textured than bark mulch.

Use:
For a 2-3" topdressing on flower and vegetable gardens. Mulch works best for your plants when applied after soil warms up, just before weeds sprout, near the beginning of June.

Advantages:
This mulch is fine-textured enough to break down over the course of the growing season, feeding the soil. Attractive, natural appearance. Enhances many award-winning local gardens.



 
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SOIL BLEND for RAISED BEDS

A mix of compost, peat, topsoil, subsoil and organic amendments

Use:
Formulated as a ready-made fertile soil for vegetable and flower beds. Can also be used for spot-patching lawns.

Advantages:
Garden soil mix based on standard recipe eliminates variability in sources of "loam," "loom", and "topsoil" offered elsewhere.

For tips on raised beds, click here.


 

      

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