Fertilizer

Understanding Compost and Fertilizer

If you want healthy fields and big yields, you need fertilizer, right? Yes, you do, but it’s not as simple as that. Pouring a bag of blue powder on your fields gives the plants the N-P-K they need, but there’s a lot more to happy plants than those three letters. Compost gives your soil structure, sequesters carbon, improves water retention, provides microbial activity, and improves your fields in countless other ways. What makes Cold Creek Compost’s Agrow-Blend compost special is it acts as a fertilizer and a compost at the same time. Our unique manure/compost blend provides fertilizer at less cost than a chemical fertilizer, while boosting your soil in all the ways that compost does. For more, read this article from Kiss The Ground.

Fertilizer Prices Skyrocketing

In these volatile times, we’re seeing radical changes in every industry. When it comes to agriculture, prices are going through the roof, whether it’s fuel, fertilizer, or farm tools. To get a sense of how this is impacting the industry, take a look at this Modern Farmer article. While there’s nothing we can do to lower the price of diesel, we can help reduce your fertilizer cost. Compost is cheaper, more effective, and better than chemical fertilizer in more ways than we can list, and lots of farmers are catching on. On top of that, it’s better for the environment. Here’s a breakdown of the value of the nutrients in our compost. You won’t find a chemical fertilizer that can beat our value.

Price-Breakdown

Compost in your Home Garden

We know it’s early, but Spring is coming soon, and if you’re a planner you might already be thinking about this year’s home garden. You might also be thinking about which fertilizer will help you grow the biggest crop of tomatoes, corn, or grapes on the block. Our product has been refined over our 30 years of business to give you the most bang for your buck, whether you’re using our organic compost as a top-dress, or our planter mix for direct planting.

If you’re wondering how to use compost in your garden, check our faqs.

If you know exactly what you need, give us a call and order a custom blend. This season we’ll be stocking all of the most popular ingredients such as bat guano, coco coir, kelp meal, perlite, and many more.

Compost is the Future!

Compost is making headlines. SF Gate and SustainableBusiness.com have both published articles on the carbon-locking qualities of compost. They cite a University of California, Berkeley study highlighting the many benefits of compost when it comes to greenhouse gases and sustainable agriculture. Not only is compost the best fertilizer for your crops, it’s also the best fertilizer for your community and the world. Find the articles at SFGate and SustainableBusiness.com.

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    November 14, 2022

    Word of Mouth is a great community magazine about food and agriculture here in Mendocino County. We were honored to be mentioned in their Summer article on compost in California. Give their website a look for more information about all that Mendocino County has to offer. Here’s a Fall shot of the hills around Potter […]

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    One of our favorite customers is Peace & Plenty Farm. Among other tasty treats, they produce saffron by the bushel. Anyone concerned about low cannabis prices might look to saffron as an alternative; it goes for $5,000 per pound! Read a little about their farm here. Photo by Thomas J. Story.

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  • Farm to Pantry Donations

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    Cold Creek Compost is happy to see that our donations to Farm to Pantry have generated bountiful yields this year! We have proudly donated to community gardens and non-profits in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties for decades, and it always brings us joy to see their produce go to hungry homes. Look at all those tomatoes!

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  • Understanding Compost and Fertilizer

    August 9, 2022

    If you want healthy fields and big yields, you need fertilizer, right? Yes, you do, but it’s not as simple as that. Pouring a bag of blue powder on your fields gives the plants the N-P-K they need, but there’s a lot more to happy plants than those three letters. Compost gives your soil structure, […]

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