composted hardwood fines

shoofly22March 16, 2009

could i use these in along with the mel's mix ? they are .97 cents for a 2 cu. ft. bag and it is as black as coal , i have 15" deep 4x8 bed to fill , i thought maybe use a bag or two to try to keep the cost down.

jim

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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

Hardwoods take years to decompose. I'm not sure of any benefit to mixing them with Mel's Mix. I wouldn't do it myself.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 10:21PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Well, they'll certainly give you larger pores than sand will. They'd be good for containers, certainly. I guess it depends upon the purpose of putting the fines in your beds.

Dan

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 10:27AM
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shoofly22

i ended up puting 4 - 2cu. ft. bags in the raised bed it only filled it about 2 inches , 14 more inches to go , maybe i'll put about 6 inches of straw next to try to keep the cost down .jim

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 8:00PM
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