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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.

Nutrient Cost Comparison

Here at Cold Creek we’re focused on maximizing nutrient content and minimizing cost. We believe that knowing more about your fertilizer and soil will help you Buy Less, Spread Less, and Grow More. It may be possible to find a lower cost compost than Cold Creek’s, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a compost that can compete with our nutrient content per dollar. Cold Creek’s Compost is even competitive with chemical fertilizer.

To help see the benefits of our compost, we’ve put together this worksheet. Take the time to calculate how much your spending on fertilizers, and see what Cold Creek has to offer.

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  • Word of Mouth – Compost

    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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  • More Compost Discounts!

    October 20, 2022

    Bummed you missed Cold Creek Compost’s big Summer Sale? Well, the discounts keep coming. Zero Waste Sonoma is offering Sonoma County compost users a juicy 10% discount on compost purchase until next Summer, up to $25,000 off. All it takes is a little bit of paperwork. Get your discount here. Once you’ve got that sorted […]

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  • Peace & Plenty Farm – Saffron

    October 20, 2022

    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

    September 19, 2022

    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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