The Rusted Garden Blog — Raised Beds
How to Fill & Layer a No-Dig Raised Bed: Understanding Bagged Compost & Manures - They Vary Greatly!
Posted by Gary Pilarchik on
Bagged manures and composts are not always 100% fully composted or broken down. Many bagged products contain manures and compost that are still actively being broken down by soil microbes. This is important because we tend to assume these products are ready to be used in our garden beds and therefore we can immediately put plants into the freshly manured and amended beds. Company's are allowed to label just about anything as manure, compost or compost and manure. They are not regulated for quantity of the said product being put in the bags. Nor are they regulated on how far...