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Linden, MI

November 26, 2007
3:39 PM

Post #4231006

I put all new organic soil in my garden last year. I didn't put in any compost or other fertilizers. My tomatoes were extremely dissappointing. My peppers were fine and wouldn't stop producing. My greenbeans had bugs on leaves and beans.
My squash got bores My eggplant never got big enough to pick.
I know now that I needed to add compost and manure. I started a compost this year. When do I put the compost in the garden and do I till it in with the old plant life left in the garden?

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Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2007
7:30 PM

Post #4231761

The first thing I would do us to get a soil test. The extension office is located on West Pasadena, in Flint. Tel# 810-244-8523.
That will tell you what you have and what you might need.

Compost can be added at amy time.
I just top dressed my garden with about 3" of compost. I'll let it lie there all winter and turn it under in the spring.

You can never get to much organic material in your garden.


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