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Old 03-26-2009, 09:14 AM
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If the compost had that junk in it, then it wasn't screened properly. What are your bulk delivery options for the better stuff?
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:17 AM
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The company that makes the compost (http://www.mcgillcompost.com/) is 2 hrs from me and their min. qty is 50 cu yds - too much for me / no place to hold it. They have a reseller about 45 min from me - I think they deliver but I can't get through to them on the phone - I'm probably going to drive over and look at the product. I'll let you know. This is the only certified compost that I have been able to locate anwhere in the state of NC.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:00 PM
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OK - after a little more digging, I have found 2-3 more cert. compost mfgrs at a much better rate. Problem will be volume and shipping. Working to get this all figured out. Two want 50 yd min. and all 1+ hours away. It's never easy.

One good thing - the compost I put out yesterday is getting a soaking rain - am I making compost tea right on the turf?!?!?!?lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:21 PM
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OK - after a little more digging, I have found 2-3 more cert. compost mfgrs at a much better rate. Problem will be volume and shipping. Working to get this all figured out. Two want 50 yd min. and all 1+ hours away. It's never easy.
You should also check if they will do multiple dumps. 50 yards in one place may be too much, but 50 yards in 5 places in manageable.

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One good thing - the compost I put out yesterday is getting a soaking rain - am I making compost tea right on the turf?!?!?!?lol
Exactly.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:31 PM
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I would more call it compost 'extract' till you spray some molasses out there.

(where is the stick-poke smiley?)
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:53 PM
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I would more call it compost 'extract' till you spray some molasses out there.

(where is the stick-poke smiley?)
Don't know about the 'smiley' offhand, but I am getting ready to figure out my molasses/sugar apps for the spring.

With your observations -- what do you expect from apps of sweets for the springtime microbes?
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I have only tried late summer apps... not much a difference form what I observed...
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:48 PM
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thanks, I am going to increase my active summertime apps. I didn't use any fert last year on this one place because the grass was always so green.

I have theories - but I'm not sure why. That's why I asked.
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