Got manure?… Without it you have lower nutrient levels and availability, and reduced levels of those important microorganisms. Our Agrow-Blend compost is made from 1/3 chicken manure, 1/3 grape pomace, and 1/3 yard trimmings for proper porosity and carbon/nitrogen balance. This blend produces a compost of unequaled quality.
Cold Creek’s Growers Choice is our professional quality potting soil for gardeners, nurseries, and landscapers who demand the finest in soil products. It is a scientifically formulated complete plant growth medium that’s a homogeneous blend of several ingredients, each serving a specific purpose.
Imagine addressing all your amendment and fertilizer needs with a single product. One pass over the field and you’re done! Many farmers save time and money by having us produce custom blends of compost with gypsum, lime, or any other soil amendments or fertilizer. Please call us to discuss how we can address your specific needs.
The Recipe for Success
Cold Creek’s Agrow-Blend compost is initially windrow composted for feedstock blending, pathogen reduction, and weed seed kill. The material is regularly turned during this period, moisture is maintained at 50-60 percent, and temperatures and oxygen levels are monitored to maintain the optimum composting environment. State composting regulations require a minimum of 15 consecutive days above 131 degrees F. The compost then spends three months above the minimum temperature ensuring maximum pathogen reduction and weed seed kill.
Aged to perfection
Following windrowing, the material is placed in large forced-aeration static piles for about three months. The forced aeration system ensures that adequate oxygen is always available, and we monitor moisture and temperature to make sure the composting process does not “shut down.”
Rich, clean, and ready to spread
Screening is the final step in the process. Our compost is screened to 3/8 of an inch. The result is he highest quality compost available in Northern California and very likely your least expensive source of fertilizer.
Quality consistently assured
Cold Creek regularly tests for nutrient content, heavy metals, and pathogens pursuant to the regulations required by the State of California. Please refer to Cold Creek’s nutrient analysis for a breakdown.