Coast of Maine Organic Castine Blend Raised Bed Mix 2CF
Castine Blend Organic & Natural Raised Bed Mix
Uses: Raised bed gardens, planter boxes and large container gardens. Grows amazing vegetables!
An enriched blend of fully cured, locally-sourced compost, peat, biochar, worm castings, dehydrated poultry manure, kelp meal, lobster meal, greensand, lime, and mycorrhizae. Great for growing healthy vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
It is OMRI listed for use in organic gardens. Available in 1cf and 2cf bags.
Target pH 6.5
Castine Blend™ Organic & Natural Raised Bed Mix is the ideal soil for raised bed organic gardening. It is carefully formulated to provide balance between structure, water retention, drainage and aeration for growing strong, vigorous vegetables, herbs and flowers in raised beds, planter boxes or other container gardens. It provides your garden the rich and diverse soil it needs.
The Coast of Maine difference
Here at Coast of Maine we are proud of the quality and consistency of our compost-based soils. Compost (naturally decomposed organic matter), we believe, is the key ingredient. Ours are made using carefully designed and tested recipes which include the very best ingredients (sustainably sourced from pristine ocean waters and local farms) combined with rigorous quality controls. We never use biosolids, municipal or household waste. Close attention to detail with frequent turning, sampling and testing plus a lengthy aging and curing process produces dark, rich compost that builds soil and enhances plant growth.
We believe Castine Blend™ Organic & Natural Raised Bed Mix is the ideal soil for raised bed organic gardening. It is carefully formulated to provide balance between structure, water retention, drainage and aeration for growing strong, vigorous vegetables, herbs and flowers in raised beds, planter boxes or other container gardens. It provides your garden the rich and diverse soil it needs.
50-60% sphagnum peat moss, composted manure, aged bark, hard
and soft wood biochar, fertilizer (see below) and mycorrhizae.
Mycorrhizae provide increased water and nutrient absorption capabilities and help to strengthen root vitality. For more information about mycorrhizae visit: www.coastofmaine.com/mycorrhizae
While the fertilizer materials contained in this bag have an unlimited shelf life, the mycorrhizae are best used prior to the “expiration date” on the front top right corner of this bag. After that date, their numbers may be reduced.
Store bag in a cool, dry place, avoiding direct sunlight.
Biochar increases nutrient and water retention.
Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available at: http://www.aapfco.org/metals.html
Florida Dept. of Ag & Consumer Services fertilizer license F2755
For organic production
Castine Blend Organic Raised Bed Mix meets the organic production standards of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is OMRI listed for organic production. Download the OMRI certification here.
Follow these few simple steps
Build your raised bed structure
Growing plants in a raised bed is easy to do and a great way to introduce children to gardening! You can purchase kits which come with pre-cut lumber and hardware or build your own using rot resistant lumber like redwood or cedar. (Never use pressure treated lumber as the preservative agent will leach into the garden soil.) Your raised bed should be no more than 3 – 4 feet wide so you can plant, dig and weed your garden by easily reaching into it from either side.
Prepare your garden site
Find a level, sunny spot and dig up and remove any grass or weeds. Then, loosen the soil below to a depth of 8 – 12 inches so your plants will have room to grow deep roots. An easier way to prepare the bed is to add a layer of newspaper or cardboard over the grassy area. 6 – 8 sheets of newspaper or 1 or 2 thicknesses of cardboard will be sufficient. Thoroughly wet the newspaper or cardboard with a garden hose or watering can. The newspaper or cardboard will smother the grass and, over time, completely disintegrate. Alternatively, you can simply cover the site with landscape fabric to smother the sod or grass. Raised bed gardens can also be located on paved areas or on rooftops, although you may need to build a deeper bed to
accommodate more soil so the roots will have sufficient depth to grow.
Fill your raised bed garden with soil and plant!
Place the raised bed structure over the prepared area and level it. Using the chart below, calculate how many bags of mix will be needed. After you’ve filled it to the level that you want, rake it out evenly so that the mix is evenly distributed. You are now ready to plant seeds and seedlings knowing that you are using the highest quality organic soil for your raised bed garden!
How much should you use?
Place the raised bed structure over the prepared area and level it. Using the chart below,
calculate how many bags of mix will be needed. After you’ve filled it to the level you want, rake it out evenly so that the mix is evenly distributed. You are now ready to plant seeds and seedlings.