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  1. Apr 21, 2019
    Green thumb15526

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    Good evening
    I just planted a lot of vegetables.. I'm using black kow have anyone had any good experience with it..im growing from strawberries,cabbage,peppers,tomatoes much more.. I'm wanting to go organic. Any tips
     
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    flowerbug

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    like many composted organic materials the residual nutrients are slight. the benefit is for longer term soil conditioning and encouraging other soil microbes/fungi and creatures like the worms.

    what is your garden soil like? how large an area?

    the strawberries will likely do well with it.

    tomatoes may not get enough nutrition but hard to say completely as if you have certain kinds and the soil is otherwise ok they'll be ok too.

    different peppers can need different amounts of nutrients - you'll have to observe those to see or read up on them more.

    cabbage is not something i have a ton of experience with but i suspect they'll be ok in a good range of garden soils. the reason i don't have a lot of experience with them is that i didn't want to have to keep fighting off the cabbage butterflies or set up netting for them to keep the butterflies off. they grew well as they could while being munched on - the wasps/hornets helped some by getting eggs/larvae off, but they did not get all of them and my hand picking every day missed a few which were able to get into the cores and make a mess out of a lot of the cabbage heads.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2019
    so lucky

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    Are you using the Black Kow as a top dressing, or mixing it in with your garden soil, or using it straight to plant things in?
    I just googled Black Kow and see that they make an organic garden soil, a composted cow manure, and a top soil. Presuming that it is the organic garden soil you are using, I would think it is OK to use full strength to plant things in. Watch how fast things dry out, and if the soil hardens and cakes when very dry. Mixes with a lot of peat do that. You have to make sure you get it watered well, if this is the case. Peat moss tends to repel water when very dry. The water just runs off and away.
    The trick is to never let it get that dry.
    And welcome to The Easy Garden. One thing we learn on here is that gardening is not that easy, lol.:\
     
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    I use almost nothing BUT black cow compost
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    (... sorry.. I HAD to..) :gig:lol::gig
     
  5. Apr 24, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    Right, skip the middle man!

    That's quite the saucy pose Miss Eva is striking, haha.
     
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    Smart Red

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    welcome!
    cant help with the Black Cow question. like canesisters, i make my soil ammendments on site.
     
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