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Mushroom compost #555511

Asked April 24, 2019, 12:20 PM EDT

I live in a community where we share a garden space. My garden space is 3ft. By 3 ft. I am planting one super sweet 100 tomato plant and one snack a bell red mini bell pepper plant. The dirt in the garden is Virginia soil. What is the ratio of mushroom compost mixed with the soil on the ground.

James City County Virginia

Expert Response

If you use a rototiller, you would apply up to one inch of compost on top of the soil and till it to a depth of five inches of soil.

If you are using a shovel to turn your garden, you could measure the depth of the shovel blade and calculate the depth of the compost needed to accommodate the depth of the shovel blade. Using one-fifth of an inch of compost for every inch of depth of the shovel.

Melanie Barrow Replied May 06, 2019, 8:12 AM EDT

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