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If the composting process isIf the composting process is done correctly it will eliminate the risk from any pathogens or other contaminates. If the compost looks and smells good it should be OK to use. There are many types of potting soils for different uses. One guideline is to look for potting soil that is even in texture. Avoid soils that are heavy and have large clumps of dirt or contain big chunks of wood or bark. You can make your own potting soil. See our blog at almanac.com/blog/gardening-blog/make-your-own-potting-mixes

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