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Old 04-25-2009, 11:43 PM
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Is compost enough for a vegtable garden?

I built a couple large raised beds ;15X4 two feet high for my wife to grow veggies. In these boxes I filled about 2/3 full of soil from sod that has completely composted. In the remainder I blended the soil with about two yards of leaf/grass compost.
Will I need to supplement with more N for vegetables with alfalfa or soy meal or is the compost enough. So far almost everything is up and doing well.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:12 AM
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If you have 2 feet of fertile soil heavy on the OM the chances are pretty good that you shouldn't need much additional. But I usually do a fresh horse manure tea drench around the plants b4 they get too large, then mulch, just to be sure.
Add something to the surface for a mulch and thus continue the addition of new stuff to your soil for the course of the season.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:25 PM
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yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if its good compost and has what the soil/ plants need...........
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:12 AM
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That is a lot of lettuce !
Mine are less than 6 or 8 inches high right now
Sunflowers look great too

All that bending over, you need a garden weasel. I don't use them I just like to say the name
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:15 AM
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garden weasel?? does it look for bugs??? yes i have one, I use it to scratch the dog, its a joke for the garden. try a Swiss hoe or a plaka( large Indian hoe )

the best cure is prevention!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
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That is a lot of lettuce !
Mine are less than 6 or 8 inches high right now
Sunflowers look great too

All that bending over, you need a garden weasel. I don't use them I just like to say the name
That's why we built the boxes, we can sit on the edge and weed without stooping The wood came from a redwood deck a client removed.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
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try a Swiss hoe
A.K.A hula hoe

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the best cure is prevention!!!!!!!!
amen sista
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