Compost Recipe #001
For starters our recipe is simpler than any other, relying on one ingredient alone—composted Turkey Litter—for all of our Nitrogen. We’re not rocket scientists, it just so happens that our feedstock (turkey litter) has the right C:N (carbon to nitrogen ratio) to compost without the need of additional Carbon or Nitrogen.
To peat or not to peat, that is the question. Our answer is a definitive no. It’s not sustainable or efficient resource. Did you know it can take anywhere from decades to a millennium to fully regenerate a peat bog when it’s harvested? So we’re using ingredients in our soil amendments that are not just more sustainable and regenerative, but actually perform better than peat.
That’s the name of the game. It’s meant to be mixed with your existing native soil—adding organic matter back to your soil and life back to your plants.
Veggie, flower, shrub or tree, they all benefit from microbial harmony. Whether that’s potted plants, raised beds, or even with the ground, soil that’s alive is the best around. Sorry—this place needed a rhyme. Are you still reading?
We’re better at soil than ESP. Check out our Compost Calculator for a more accurate estimate on how much compost your project will need.
Believe it or not, it depends on your gardening situation. For Raised Beds and Garden Beds, spread 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of Compost Recipe #001 on top of existing soil. For potted plants, add 1 part Compost Recipe #001 to 3 parts potting soil.
We start with the basics—Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, as well as Iron, Calcium, and Sodium. The real magic happens when we add locally-sourced, Southern Minnesota Turkey Litter.
Cut to the chase, huh? While the USDA does not certify compost or fertilizer—organic operations are certified by USDA-accredited private, foreign or state entities. Our Recipe #001 is CDFA Certified Organic (California Department of Food and Agriculture)—which is one of the most rigorous in the country.
Though Minnegrow is not “officially” a recognized organic fertilizer, it is as organic as you can get without being USDA Certified Organic—primarily because the USDA does not certify lawn or soil amendments.
Not unless you reflect the sun through a magnifying glass onto your lawn after you apply it. Slow release allows your lawn to take in the nutrients as necessary… Synthetic fertilizer burn stripes are so 90s.
Not unless your garden gnome is a pyro. Being an organic, slow-release fertilizer, your lawn calls on Minnegrow as it needs it.
Our Turkey Litter contains 50-percent organic matter and eight other critical macro and micro-nutrients, giving it an average 45-45-40 NPK makeup at application.
You mean turkey poop? Totally. Cooked, nitrogen-rich, plant-feeding feces, on an organic matter matrix. Plants feed on that shit.
You can buy our Compost #001 and Minnegrow in our online shop, (smaller bags only) or in your local hardware or garden center. For Turkey LItter, get in touch with us to place an order at https://www.returnco.com/contact
You’d be a lot cooler if you were. But, heck yeah, anyone can use our Turkey Litter. Which kind of puts you one step closer to becoming an organic farmer.