What is the best compost to buy in a bag?
Ideally, starting your own compost pile is the best way of guaranteeing you are using no chemicals. Many composts produced commercially contain biosolids (human waste) and are sometimes thought to be perfectly safe. Certified organic professionals do not use this type of compost. The best thing to do is buy from a local source and make sure it does not contain the following:
- Grass clippings and debris that have been chemically treated
The above is a tall order and having your own compost bin is the only way to make sure you are safe. The best bagged product is Quoddy Blend Compost from Coast of Maine. It has no peat! Make sure to come to the Compost talk I will be giving at Moody Pond Marketplace in Weare on August 24th.
Other upcoming Garden Talks with TWIG at Moody Pond Marketplace are:
- June 22: Attracting Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
- July 20: Rain Gardens
- Aug 24: Composting/Garden Maintenance
- Sept 21: Lawn Substitutes/Permaculture Talk given by Val White from Earthscapes
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