Ideal Compost
Ideal Compost
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Ideal Compost
COMPOST

Stable litter, chicken and/or cow manure, leaves, hay, straw, silage and spoiled grain, mixed together and composted.

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.


compost
Ideal Compost
POTTING SOIL MIX
Composted manure, sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite, ground limestone and natural soil amendments, including kelp and humates.

Use:
Use for raising bedding plants and small houseplants.

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.


potting soil
Ideal Compost
SEED STARTING MIX

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

Use:
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.



seed starting mix
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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.




container growing mix
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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:
Our mulch is fine-textured enough to break down over the course of the growing season, feeding the soil.



mulch
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SOIL BLEND

A mix of compost, peat, topsoil and subsoil formulated as a ready-made, fertile soil for gardens and lawns.

Use:
For construction and maintenance of new and established lawns and planting beds, including raised beds for vegetables.

Advantages:
Reliably fertile mix based on standard recipe. With this product, you will know what you are getting and will avoid the variable quality of "bought" loam.

For tips on raised beds, click here.

      

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