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Q.When To Compost In Zone 7a?

Zone 79119 | Anonymous added on June 19, 2022 | Answered

I missed the compost time in spring before I added plants to my new flower beds .I have existing beds…. I want to side dress now with compost.. when should I do this? Its June now and very hot here in amarillo Tx. Should I wait for August now?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 27, 2022

I believe you can side dress with compost any time of year, so long as it is watered in well and it's not "hot" compost, like unprocessed animal manure, etc.

Here are some tips:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-side-dressing.htm

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