All Compost SFG
I know this question has been answered many times, but here I am asking it again anyways. :-) What do you SFG'ers think about using 100% compost in your raised beds? I recently moved and am rebuilding my SFG. I left my previous garden behind when I moved. Before, I strictly used Mel's Mix with good results. This year I am a building a much bigger garden but I am also on a much tighter budget. I will need 7 yards of soil. I can get compost cheap and/or free, but vermiculite and peat moss are a lot of money. Vermiculite is running $19.50 for 4 feet and peat moss is $11.99 for 3.8 feet. I'd be looking at $312 for vermiculite and $204 for the peat moss. I could see spending $100-200, but don't really want to shell out $500 right now. I am thinking about going with the compost route and possibly adding other ingredients down the road. If I do that, what kind of symptoms should I look for that are signs that I need soil additives?