What kind of compost do I want?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is steming from another thread. I want to start a vicotry garden as some have called it, I just call it a vegetable garden. Nothing to big, but big enough.

    So... it has come up on another thread that certain composts benefit the growth of different "crops." Any ideas of what my compost should consist of to get the best results for your basic veggies such as carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, etc. etc. Again, just your basic vegies, I would think the same soil would work for most of them.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Compost does a soil good ...... don't split hairs.
     
  3. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    well it's Bills fault, he was the one who brought it up... I didn't know if it made that much of a difference in the first place though...
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Once again, perspective ..... we are not talking Ag here, just a garden. Don't put toxic crap in the soil your growing food in and you'll be fine.
     
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
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    My 'newplan'...

    Learn some of the ropes of organics with the maintenance biz..

    When large and sustainable, sell out to partner...

    Buy farm, be expert, grow lots of good food, and live happy. :)

    The perspective comments from Kiril would be inapplicable! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  7. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got tomato plants 6 foot tall growing in soil blended with compost from the zoo. Elephant poop = elephant sized tomatoes. Not scientific enough for you? Sorry.
     
  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
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    Haha, what are the elephants fed?
     
  9. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
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    JD,

    If it is really "compost", how could I tell? (complete breakdown, right?)

    Since it is "composting", it appears that they are fed vast quantities of fescue hay.
     
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    That's it, I'm bailing my grass, and rasing elephants!

    No idea on the compost bit. Good question. :) My GUESS is, make sure it has mixed C&N inputs, and let it heat up.. hopefully 3 days in a row at, or over, 135 degrees. Once it cools it's 'composted'?
     

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