What is Purebred Compost made of?
Our nutrient-dense humus compost starts as a blend of high-nitrogen horse manure and wood debris. This blend is this cured into a slow-release NPK – nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) – organic soil conditioner that improves soil health.
What are the pH levels of Purebred Compost?
Purebred ranges from 6.8 – 7.5 ph. Most garden soils range from 6 to 7.
What are the benefits of using compost?
Purebred Compost is a dense humus compost rich in slow-release nutrients and microbiology that boost the natural building blocks your plants depend on for healthy growth.
How much do I need?
This depends on the project. A new bed will need more yardage to fill for building quality soil. Topdressing a lawn with a lack of organic matter could need a generous half-inch. When reviving a bed for spring planting, mix 3 inches onto the top to boost soil structure and porosity for healthy roots.
What is the frequency of using compost?
A yearly addition is generally considered the best practice. You can add compost right before blooming to boost your plants or if your plants look like they need a pick-me-up.
What is the frequency of using Compost Tea?
Compost Tea can be applied every 14 to 30 days during the growing season. Maximum benefits are achieved with thorough leaf coverage. Morning application minimizes the harmful effects of UV radiation on microbial life.
Can I grow in straight Purebred Compost?
You can; some plants will thrive in pure compost. Purebred recommends using our blends to plant into because 100% compost could be too rich for your plants.
I used a different compost before, and it burnt my plants. Why will yours be different?
Purebred’s compost is well-cured before selling to the public. On average, our compost is 3 years old before being distributed for sale. Also, we use thermometers to check the temperature. If the windrow raises in temperature when turned, we know it is still decomposing.
What equipment is needed for usage?
For topdressing, you can use a shovel for the broadcasting method or a spreader machine for easier application. When amending a garden bed, a rake can be helpful for combining the first few inches with compost. You do not have to own or purchase special equipment.
How do I know I am buying quality compost?
You can test the quality of compost from its color, texture, odor, and temperature. Rich compost will be dark; lighter browns lack nutrients. The texture will crumble between your fingers and be uniform and small (having a few larger pieces of carbon materials is acceptable). There should be no heat trying to escape, because the composting process must be finished before use. The compost should have a deep, earthy smell to it.
How long do I receive the benefits from compost in my soils?
Nutrients and microbiology in Purebred will begin giving benefits as soon as one week. With quality humus compost, the benefits will sustain in smaller output over a few years, which is why adding additional compost annually is recommended.