Using compost in your garden is natural - no chemicals.

compost- 5 Gallon Bag
$6

 
 
 

Our compost is made from a blend of food scraps, wood chips and leaves all sourced from Philadelphia. The compost is composted and cured in large aerated static piles for over 100 days.

Learn More About using compost in your garden!

 
 

Worm Compost - 2 lb. Bag
$5

 
 
 

Worm Compost (vermicompost) is an amazing soil amendment.  It can be mixed with topsoil and used as a potting mix, grown in directly, or added to depleted soil.

Learn More + Get Our Worm Compost Tea Recipe!

 

Our potting mix is a our own special blend of compost, coconut coir, worm castings, sand and rice hulls. Guaranteed to help you grow great plants!  

Learn more + get pro tips about how to use our potting mix!

1 Cubic Foot
$12

1/2 Cubic Foot
$7

 
 
 
 
 
 

Amending the soil bed before planting is a method that should be used if you have poor soil structure. If your soil is too heavy in clay or sand, is compacted, or has a low percentage of organic matter, then your soil will benefit greatly from thoroughly mixing in compost before planting.  Simply pour out Bennett compost onto the existing soil, and mix in with a tiller, shovel, or rake, depending on soil workability.


Pro Tip:
Mix the compost in with your soil in the fall for spring plantings so the soil structure and fungal networks can reestablish themselves over the winter.


Top-dressing is the perfect method for fertilizing established plantings in beds, containers, lawns, and tree pits. Container plantings can have 1 to 2 inches of Bennett compost added to the top to increase moisture retention and months of fertilization.

For beds and tree-pits, add 2 to 4 inches of compost after pulling out weeds. Make sure to give your plants a couple inches buffer around the stem to prevent rotting. In the case of tree pits, take out the grass under the tree from the trunk to the drip line (where the leaves extend to), before adding the compost. Water the plants in thoroughly after applying. For a lawn, spread one-quarter to one-half inch of Bennett compost throughout the entire lawn. The nitrogen will reach the shallow roots of the grass to make it greener and more lush.


Pro tip: 
Add a couple inch layer before the hottest months of the year - your plants will require less frequent watering.


 

BUYING GUIDE: 3 BAGS PER 10 SQUARE FEET

Our compost is made from a blend of food scraps, wood chips and leaves all sourced from Philadelphia. The compost is composted and cured in large aerated static piles for over 100 days. 

5 gallon bag of compost
$6

 
 

Our potting mix is sustainable and natural.  Unlike most conventional potting mixes, ours doesn't contain ingredients like perlite or peat - both mined resources with significant environmental impact. 

We use coconut coir and rice hulls - both remnants left over from food processing - in our potting mix instead.  This combo keeps the mix light, and degrades over time, infusing additional nutrients into the soil.  

Locally sourced with ingredients you can pronounce - guaranteed to help you grow great plants!


PRO TIP:

Our potting mix is ideal for window boxes and potted plants.  Top with our compost once yearly in the fall for two to three years of healthy, rich soil!


BUYING GUIDE FOR 2-3 WINDOW BOXES OR MEDIUM POTS:

 

1 Cubic Foot Potting Soil
$12

 

5 gallon bag compost
$6

 

Compost Tea is a solution that can be sprayed on the entirety of a plant to add the beneficial bacteria to the plant surface. An added benefit - the bacteria and unsavory flavor will protect your plants from hungry insects and pests.


Pro Tip:
Use our worm compost for a super-potent compost tea


 
 

To make our super-powered compost tea you will need:

  • 2 lb bag of worm compost - $6

  • Bucket (3 gallon recommended)

  • 2 gallons of water

  • An old sock

  • Stick or spoon for mixing

  • 1 Cup Cane Sugar or Molasses

  • Air Stone / Pump

 

Fill your bucket with the appropriate amount of water.  Place compost in burlap or sock, tie the end to create a pouch and place in water. Then, mix in a cup of sugar.

Hook an AirStone up to an aquarium pump, and place the AirStone in the bottom of your bucket for aeration. If you don’t have these you can stir vigorously for a minute every few hours.

Allow the solution to aerate for 24 hours and then it is ready to use. Put the solution in a spray bottle to spray the entire plant from top to bottom, and then pour the excess tea into the soil for extra nutrients! The “tea bag” can be reused two to three times.