Re: [permaculture-61] Seeking Soil / Compost for SIPs garden!

From: Natalie
Sent on: Monday, April 16, 2012 12:37 PM
Dear Lee:

You don't do it in straight compost because you need something more porous and lighter, a perlite/vermiculite blend with coconut coir or peat moss.

As for compost, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, or look at the freegan and freecycle listservs. I just looked on Craigslist, free leaves in Staten Island, but not compost.

Compost is cheap at Home Depot. You can even find the other materials for cheap sometimes.

Refer to Edward Clarke Smith in his book on growing in containers (about SIPs)  for the proportions or
contact Rooftop Gardens in Montreal for their recipe.


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Lee Frankel-Goldwater <[address removed]> wrote:
I want to do some indoor SIPs (sub-irrigated planter) gardening but I need some good soil or compost and don't want to just take yucky city soil from outside.  Help!  Thanks :)

Also, if you know where I can get some good bins that are good for SIPs indoors let me know!

Thanks,
Lee

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