Blue Ribbon Organics OMRI Certified Organic Compost
Brand: Blue Ribbon Organics
Type: Orb-3 Specialty
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- Traditional Gardens
- Raised Bed Gardens
- Flower Pots
- House Plants
Providing plants with a broad spectrum of nutrients is the key to strong, healthy, vibrant, disease-resistant, high-yielding plants.
Blue-Ribbon's OMRI certified compost is made from composted vegetables, grass clippings, and other natural materials.
It is fully composted in a DNR-licensed facility. The result is a nutrient-rich, odor-free, natural food source for your plants. Does not burn - safe for use at any concentration.
Works great for all types of plants including vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, and everything in between. Pairs wonderfully with worm castings and other natural fertilizers.
Can I use compost in place of soil?
Compost works best as an additive to soil, rather than a replacement. We've had best results using compost in the range of 30% - 40% of the total soil volume.
If you want to create your own soil mix, a popular mix is 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 horticultural grade vermiculite (coarse), and 1/3 "compost".
Peat moss is usually pretty easy to find at your local garden or home improvement store, but vermiculite can sometimes be difficult to find locally. Perlite will also work in place of the vermiculite, and is easier to find, but vermiculite will do a better job of aerating the soil & retaining moisture and is worth the extra effort to find it.
The "compost" portion should include as many sources of organic compost as possible. What you're looking for is a vast array of different foods for the plant so it can take what it needs to thrive. The Blue Ribbon Organics Compost is derived from a wide variety of sources but feel free to add other organic sources such as worm castings.
What is the pH of the compost?
Because the compost is made from recycled materials, the pH varies by batch. It ranges from 7.5 - 7.9, slightly alkaline. The food waste is a huge part of the value in this product, and tends to increase the pH.
What are the ingredients?
The compost is made with recycled materials including brush, cut firewood, garden debris, grass clippings, horse bedding, leaves, sod, vegetable waste, and wood chips. Tested by a certified lab, the compost meets OMRI’s standards for use in organic production as well as parameters set by the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance program.
Is the compost sterilized?
The compost naturally reaches a temperature of 150-160 degrees during the composting process, however there is not a sterilization process run on the product. In addition to the environmental damage caused by a sterilization process (chemicals, energy consumed to produce heat, etc), it would denature the beneficial microbes in the compost that make it work so well.
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