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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:46 pm 
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Check with a real garden supply store. They should be able to buy it by the cubic yard and get the really premium stuff.


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If you are just needing small amounts, Wells has bagged compost with green sand and lava sand mixed in. If you need bulk, try Living Earth Technologies.


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Lowes HAS started carrying Mushroom compost and that is one of the best kinds of compost. If you don't need a lot, this comes in a nice managable size of a bout a cubic foot or two.

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I'd recommend using bulk compost whenever possible. The bagged compost can often times set-up an anaerobic environment that can do unpleasant things to the compost. It can cause harm or even destroy the beneficial bacteria that the compost is supposed to provide. Bags are convenient but not always the best for your plants. For high quality bulk compost I'd suggest that you try Soil Building Systems. Also, I have had no luck with mushroom compost, as a long-term and sustaining solution.


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R. J. Smelley Dairy has finished compost. You can get it by pickup or delivered.(817) 300-4350


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I have found that the Green Sense cotton bur compost is simply the best - you can get it at Rhode's or anywhere that carries the Green Sense products.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Store bought compost?
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Jenny:

8) My vote goes to "Doctor Gobbler" turkey compost. No chemical additives in the feed and they raise the turkeys.

At the present time it is bagged but soon to be available in bulk in the SA Tx. area.

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dav wrote:
R. J. Smelley Dairy...


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My favorite for compost bought in bags is the Organic Rose Blend. I think it's made by Back to Earth or Back to Nature, or something like that. Comes in a red and white bag and is great stuff. I have used the composted cotton bur compost, but it seems to attract termites everywhere I use it.


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Dan, if you want completely finished compost that runs through your fingers like potting soil, then try rich earth. I don't know if it is sold in your area. I buy it from Garison gardens in Plano. If you want something a little ruffer, your local city compost will probably be rough black and hot. That stuff at lowe's might as well be labled landscaper's mix.


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I'm not a big fan of any commercial composts, especially mushroom compost. Homemade compost is definitely superior to any commercial compost, mainly on aerobic microbial populations alone. Some homemade composts are higher in beneficial nitrates than others. It's all based on the quality of the organic material ingredients, and the process of composting the stuff. Hot composting is the way to go for best results. Many commercial composting factories don't use a hot composting process.

Mushroom compost can be too acidic, or too salty, or too strong for some sensitive seeds for germination.

Check this out:

http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/garde ... hroom.html

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