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Yorky
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Using compost Reply with quote

A couple of questions about compost:

1) Composting raised beds

Can spent compost from plant pots etc. be used ?
Can kitchen waste compost from compost bin and wormery be used ?

Also, I added organic matter ( chicken manure pellets and well rotted horse manure) this year(last growing season). Do they need more organic matter this year or is it every other year?


2) Compost for containers

Can kitchen waste compost from compost bin and wormery be used ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Composting raised beds

Can spent compost from plant pots etc. be used ?

Can kitchen waste compost from compost bin and wormery be used ?

yes

Also, I added organic matter ( chicken manure pellets and well rotted horse manure) this year(last growing season). Do they need more organic matter this year or is it every other year?

consider a top up each year dependant upon how much produce comes off the soil. If you got a lot of produce then replace the energy spent. If you did not crop so much then you dont need as much. but always top up each year, by small or large amounts.


2) Compost for containers

Can kitchen waste compost from compost bin and wormery be used ?

absolutly yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Using compost Reply with quote

I believe Michael196 has answered most of this, but one thing worth noting.....

Yorky wrote:


1) Composting raised beds

Can spent compost from plant pots etc. be used ?


If you are growing your veg by organic standards, then you may want to avoid spreading plant pot compost earlier treated with artificial fertilisers or ammendments (swellgel etc.).
Otherwise fire ahead.

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