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RE: Raw manure (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: gkb48 on 10.14.2012 at 01:00 am in Vermicomposting Forum

Will plants (perennials) grow in very active worm farm soil or is it too rich?...Gary

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manure, sawdust and sandy topsoil

posted by: gkb48 on 10.13.2012 at 10:51 pm in Soil Forum

I am building 12 grow boxes that are 32' x 10' each out of 2x12 douglas fir (untreated). I have 150 yards of very aged cow manure and 150 yards of a sandy top soil mix. I would like to also get about 100 yards of aged saw dust to use in the mix. I'm thinking of using a ratio of 25% manure, 25% saw dust and 50% top soil. What I don't use will be stockpiled for later use or given to friends. I am planning on growing flowering perennials and I'd like to use the Mittleider method of weekly fertilization and daily root zone watering. My question is does anybody have any suggestions regarding a recommended percentage of mix of topsoil, manure and sawdust? I am in zone 5 in the northeast corner of Washington state. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated....Gary

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