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Composts

The best compost is the one that you make yourself. It takes time and sweat equity, but the reward comes when you empty your compost bin and spread the rich results over your garden soil filled with the expectations of harvests to come.

We have spent considerable time sourcing and testing composts in order to provide you with a quality organic input that is such a fundamental corner stone to a great soil.

Compost - but with caution

Blended Compost

Blended Compost

We have reviewed and tested many different composts over the years and not many of them have made it past our scrutiny. This is because the compost 'industry' here in the province is in its early stages, with many producers equating broken down organic matter to compost.

However, making good compost is as much an art as it is a process. Once you have broken down the organic matter, you then need to build up the humus content, as this humus, as well as a good, diverse aerobic biology is where the value lies.

We found a fellow not long ago who lives to make compost and has been doing so for over a decade. In fact, he was studying under Elaine Ingham before she gained her current, well deserved status.

His product is produced in reasonably small batches, and he personally does all of the sourcing of materials, collection, mixing, piling and turning. The result is very biologically active product that is a balance of both bacterial and fungal life.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this alongside our other favourite, our fish compost. With its rich biology, this is a great product for making compost teas!

cu/ft $11
cu/yard $300
Fish Compost

Fish Compost

Our fish compost is produced from the fish offal from the clean waters of the North Channel. It is mixed with sawdust from the lumber industry for its carbon content, and then is taken through as extensive composting process. We have tested and used this product ourselves, and find it to be an excellent compost.

cu/ft $15
cu/yard $350
Leaf Compost

Leaf Compost

cu/ft $5
Worm Castings

Worm Castings

cu/ft $16
cu/yard $300