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July 14, 2012

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Ppppparker

Very nice! My brother has some grow boxes but they have never looked that good... what fertilizer do you use? Are these organic?

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Calgary Garden Coach

Thanks for your questions!
Yes, the boxes are filled with at least 50% compost and topped up every season with 100% compost. I also use a water-soluble seaweed fertilizer occasionally throughout the summer.
Cheers,
Janice

Peter

I am curious as to how you deal with slugs.

Calgary Garden Coach

Hi Peter,
I find that since this is a relatively new raised bed, there is not a large population of slugs (yet?) I just hand pick them. The raised beds make it easy to reach down and find them... generally in the lettuce!
Cheers,
Janice

Peter

Thanks Janice. Do you buy compost in bulk? If so from where?

Calgary Garden Coach

I usually get multiple cubic yards each spring to spread over all my garden areas, so I get it delivered. Western Canada Compost is great. Otherwise, you can pick up smaller amounts yourself from many places. Sunnyside, for example. I have heard not so good things about Burnco, but that is only second-hand information.
Cheers,
Janice

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