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Oct 24, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Name: DrAshish
Newtown, PA (Zone 6b)
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I live in outside of Philadelphia and it's late October and I'm just now collecting my finished compost but not sure where to best put it. I have outdoor hydrangea container plants, indoor house plants and a end of season raised planter vegetable garden. Where should I best put my limited compost this late into the season since frost is coming soon. If I treat it as fertilizer, isn't it bad to fertilize right before coming first frosts.
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Oct 24, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I never put out compost in the mid fall. I wait until very early spring.
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Oct 24, 2021 2:12 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Unless you made some pretty fancy compost, its not fertilizer, just compost. Put it where ever you want.
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Oct 24, 2021 4:03 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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DaisyI said:Unless you made some pretty fancy compost, its not fertilizer, just compost. Put it where ever you want.
... outside. I don't bring compost into potted indoor plants.
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Oct 24, 2021 4:36 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oh, I just reread that. Not indoors. Never indoors. Thankyou for catching that Sallyg. Thumbs up
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Oct 24, 2021 4:59 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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I keep a few buckets of compost in my greenhouse (you could just as well keep it in a shed or garage or whatever) to use for planting tomatoes in the spring (my compost heap is usually still frozen at that time).
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