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Q.compost or soil

Zone 11702 | greenlobster99 added on November 19, 2018 | Answered

I have built a 12″ border around my existing Vegetable garden. I need to add at least 5″ of either compost or soil. I was going to use commercial compost, if this is right when should I add it now in the Fall or wait until the Spring.

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Answered on November 19, 2018

It would not hurt to add a little of both, but if you had to choose, then compost would be more beneficial. I like to add in the fall to give it time to break down a little in the soil.

This article will give you a little more information on the benefits of using compost: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/garden-compost-benefits.htm

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