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Wentworth Greenhouses & Gardencenters
(603) 743-4919
141 Rollins Rd
Rollinsford, NH
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Pawtuckaway Nursery Corp
(603) 659-8085
301 Calef Highway
Lee, NH
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Beneficial Insects, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fungicides, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gazing Globes &…

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Studley Flower Gardens
(603) 332-4565
82 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Florist, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance…

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Pure Barnyard, Inc
(603) 373-6955
210 West Road
Portsmouth, NH

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Cardinals Farmhouse Sampler
(603) 335-2252
203 Nh Route 11
Farmington, NH
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Annuals

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Salmon Falls Garden Center
(207) 384-0120
16 Nursery Lane 300 Route 236
Berwick, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Salmon Falls Nursery & Landscaping
(207) 384-5540
511 Portland Street
Berwick, ME
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Business Services, Conifers / Evergreens, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Native Plant Nurseries, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, Pergolas, Plants, Pond Construction, Pond Design, Retaining Wall Systems, Shru…

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Elf's Garden Center
(603) 332-6577
296 Walnut Street PO Box 7266
Rochester, NH
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Rolling Green Nursery
(603) 436-2732
64 Breakfast Hill Road
Greenland, NH
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A.J. Cameron Sod Farms & Nursery
(603) 755-2124
Route 11, 16 Flagstone Ave.
Farmington, NH
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Got Compost

By Jessica Walliser

Any properly functioning ecosystem should be self-supporting : Things grow, use energy, die and are eventually recycled back into “food” to begin the cycle anew.

As a result, there is no waste.

Consider the forest , whose fallen leaves and dead organisms go on to nourish the next generation of trees. Organic farmers must think of their soil as such an ecosystem.

Crops are planted, those plants use nutrients from the soil and when the plants die, they are recycled back into the earth through the process of composting. The cycle of life and death on an organic farm becomes an essential part of soil management. 

Composting , used in an organized farm setting, allows the organic matter and nutrients used by plants to be returned to the soil.

Plants depend on soil organic matter for nutrients and disease suppression; while there is some organic matter naturally present in all soils, its quality and quantity are depleted by the plants growing in it.

There are, of course, other kinds of organic matter available to help organic farmers build their soil (including mushroom soil, peat moss and many others), but no other source provides plants with as many benefits as good-quality compost. And few other sources are made from ingredients readily available at home.

Why Compost?
The benefits of compost are many:

It improves the structure of any soil , be it sandy, loamy or clay; soils amended with compost will retain more water and drain better. A mere 5 percent increase in organic matter quadruples a soil’s water-holding capacity.

Compost contains not only macronutrients, but it also bears many trace nutrients ; to top it off, this balanced array of nutrients is available in a slow-release form. Finished compost typically has .5 to 2.5 percent total nitrogen in either organic or slow-release form; about 10 percent of this amount is available in each subsequent year.

Compost helps balance soil pH , fosters good soil structure, and improves tilth and fertility.

It loosens clay soils and prevents nutrient leaching by loosely binding nutrients into the soil.

One of the most important benefits of compost is the diversity of soil life it supports and promotes.

Be it bacteria, fungi, worms or beetles , these creatures help process nutrients and create healthier, more pest-resistant plants. Compost is a known disease suppressor, with university research indicating that plants grown in soils regularly amended with compost have a marked reduction in diseases—particularly those diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens.

In a nutshell, compost promotes biologically active and diverse soil.

Still another benefit of producing compost: Its ingredients are easy to come by . What goes into the creation of compost is often the result of the farm’s production. Compost is made from a combination of many available ingredients—be it garden scraps or kitchen scraps.

Composting is also an economically sound pra...

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