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Manure Compost

Living Soil Amendment

This compost blend is the basis of all the soil mixes we make. Raw materials are assembled in windrows, monitored for temperature and air supply, and turned as needed. Like all our products, manure compost is tested for maturity and is free of live weed seed. Manure Compost is screened to ¾″or less to ensure a consistent, refined product.

Carefully crafted for field and greenhouse applications, manure compost increases organic matter, soil tilth, and nutrition.

Please visit Our Compost Process for more information.

Ingredients

Blended from livestock manure and bedding; multi-species tree bark; community food scraps; ensiled forage crops; hay; sphagnum peat moss; wise old compost for process guidance.

Uses

  • Field application
  • Hoop houses
  • Garden plots
  • Raised beds
  • Landscaping
  • Perennials
  • Fruit trees
  • Compost tea

Best Practices

Use as an amendment to existing soil. Due to pH levels and mechanical characteristics, Manure Compost is not intended for use as a complete growing media.

Prep For Use

Use as-is or mix with warm water to create a compost tea.

Handling

Avoid drastic changes in moisture/saturation. Store undercover, out of direct sunlight. Protect from weed seed, petroleum products, and other contaminants.

Supplemental Fertility

Regular incorporation of compost during the fall and/or spring will generally meet fertility needs for sustained production. Application specifics depend on existing fertility, soil condition, and crop rotations. Manure Compost can be mixed up to 50/50 with your existing media.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store in a neutral environment which encourages moisture retention and protects from UV light. For optimal performance of living soil, we suggest using it within 6-9 months from the date of purchase, although it may perform adequately for up to 12 months. For more detailed information, please refer to our article on storage and handling. 

Unit LBS Per Bag Bags Per Pallet Yards Per Pallet LBS Per Yard Total Weight With Pallet
1 Cubic Yard N/A N/A N/A 1200 N/A
2 Yard Sling 2400 1 2 1200 2450
20 Quart Bags 30 80 2 1200 2450
6 Quart Bags 8.8 270 2 1200 2450
*Not available in 60 quarts          

"We have ordered full truckloads of Vermont Compost’s products  to our farm (and now for many others farms) for four years. There is not another potting soil or compost I will use in my operation. As my staff say: Vermont Compost is the shit!”

-Michael Moss, Kilt Farm, Boulder, CO

 

“For years Gaining Ground has spread hundreds of yards of Vermont Compost's manure compost. We believe it has been a huge contributor to the health of our soil, our ecosystem, and to the health of all the people who enjoy our vegetables.  I always tell our staff and volunteers that it is the Cadillac of compost!”

-Anna Kelchlin, Gaining Ground Farm, Concord, MA