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Old 03-11-2009, 02:48 PM
Pistol Pistol is offline
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Leaf Compost

To all of the compost experts, is a compost made entirely of leaf material a suitable product for top dressing? I am having a hard time finding a certified source - I found one - about an hour away @ $25/yd. Local leaf compost is $19/yd.

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:11 PM
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Go local. Leaf compost is OM broken down from many different environments and from nutrients grabbed from deep in the soil. Anything composts into something useful. Even cow manure...
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:18 PM
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What about humans?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:51 PM
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What about humans?
Fine... Just be sure to buy locally, for the economic situation.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:56 PM
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Fine... Just be sure to buy locally, for the economic situation.
haha deal.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:58 PM
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I just looked at the local municipal compost made from leaves. It has no fungal activity, but decent bacterial counts if you're one of those "Lawns are bacterial, trees are fungal" types of people. And at $10 bucks a yard you can't beat it. Use the local source!
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:08 AM
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I just looked at the local municipal compost made from leaves. It has no fungal activity, but decent bacterial counts if you're one of those "Lawns are bacterial, trees are fungal" types of people. And at $10 bucks a yard you can't beat it. Use the local source!
Should not matter if the compost is fungal or bacterial. Unless your site is biologically dead (highly unlikely), the local microflora will use what is applied.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:48 PM
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Should not matter if the compost is fungal or bacterial. Unless your site is biologically dead (highly unlikely), the local microflora will use what is applied.
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unless you are using the compost to make compost tea with fungi in it (as something important to the user)
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanks to everyone - I will be using the local leaf compost mixed with some worm poo.

Thanks again, Pistol
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:16 PM
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unless you are using the compost to make compost tea with fungi in it (as something important to the user)
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