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Highland, NY
Jay4566
Apr 4, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Hey there,

I'm starting a new vegetable garden this year and I was wondering what kind of compost I should buy. Should I go to a store such as lowes or home depot and buy bags of the stuff? Or should I go to some one who's local to me (I live in New York) who makes organic compost? I have top soil and wanted to mix in compost so the ground has more nutrients for best garden grown.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2018 10:58 AM CST
Welcome!

It doesn't really matter what kind of compost you buy. I use the cheapest compost I can find and garden soil. Don't buy just one brand though, as its all made of different ingredients. What you are trying to do is add organic material for moisture retention with a side of nutritional value.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 4, 2018 12:01 PM CST

Look around for some place that sells it, bulk. Google compost.
They'll be able to tell you how much you need. What you need to add.
Lots of bulk places will deliver for free, if you order a yard or more.
You can also take some garbage bags to fill, if you only need a few bags.
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Highland, NY
Jay4566
Apr 9, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Thanks guys I will look into it

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