[Market-farming] Re: Compost

Judy & Ernie Duckworth jeduck at midwest.net
Tue Oct 21 21:51:15 EDT 2003


Kevin,
    My understanding is that the compost was spread over the acre and them
double dug with a power spade. Then a bed raiser and plastic mulch layer was
used to form the beds.
Ernie

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From: Mayapple Farm and Gardens <mayapplefarm at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 12:56 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] Re: Compost


> Ernie, you might want to recheck your compost
> quantities needed.  I make 30 to 40 yards of compost a
> year, and just a few short days or weeks after
> spreading it and working it in, I can't tell it was
> ever there, other than in the performance of my crops.
>  50 yards is less than a half inch over an entire
> acre, although as I understand it, you will be using
> the compost as a mulch layer within the strawberry
> rows.
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
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