Organic compost

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I just put in a vegetable box and filled it 100% full with nothing but organic compost that I purchased from a local supplier. Then a friend said that it might be too strong for my plants and they will not grow. Any thoughts?

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RE: 100% full

This might depend on if you are starting out with seeds or plants, and which veggies you are growing.

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Organic compost

I am hoping for a mixture of both seeds and plants. Carrots, Lettuce, Blueberries, Pumkins, Cucumbers, Tomoatoes, etc... Thanks for your help.

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RE: mixture of seeds/plants

The Pumpkins should do fine from seed or plants, as well as probably the cucumbers. The tomatoes should do OK on this rich of a mixture from plants, I'm not sure on them from seed in this though. Input from others on the rest of the vegetables please!:)

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Pure Compost

I start seeds in heavy compost, but transplant to a mix. Depending on how aged it is, it will definitely burn your plantings.

Also, check the guide on manure types, as some of your plants have differing requirements.

http://www.almanac.com/content/manure-guide

Also, depends on soil type:

http://www.almanac.com/content/preparing-soil-planting

Good Luck, and keep us posted on your progress!

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