Shelf life on bagged soils?

MA2CAApril 26, 2012

I had a couple bags of 2 year old Kelogg garden soil in my garage that I recently opened up. As expected, it was on the dry side, but still had some moisture. It was clumpy, but it loosened up easily enough.

It had gone moldy (that may not be the correct term) with a lot of white material...I take this to be a byproduct of decomposition, mycorrhizal fungus? When broken apart, the white material blended in, and is for the most part unnoticable now. As for odor, it doesn't really have any to speak of, apart from being a little woody. The soil itself seems to be wood chip based, with most of its structure still intact.

Is there any reason I shouldn't ammend with aged compost and use it in a raised, sub irrigated veggie bed?

Thanks,

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

None at All

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 2:28AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Reusing infested soil
Last year, my outdoor container-grown kale suffered...
SighBorg
container mixture
hi, Can someone give tips on how to choose composting...
s501nano
Questions about gritty mix
Hi folks, I am a long time gardener but new to the...
hsw (zone 6, Boston area)
Lateral water movement in 511 mix under drip irrigation
I would appreciate it if someone can give me an indication...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
Al's Gritty Mix -- A Learning Experinece
I came to this forum a few weeks ago in an attempt...
Jessicasgrowincitrus
Sponsored Products
Delfina Console - GRAY/BLUE/CHAMPAG
$1,199.00 | Horchow
Free Standing Cabinets Racks & Shelves: Honey-Can-Do Garage Shelving 24 in. W
$16.00 | Home Depot
Linea Shower Basket
$59.50 | FRONTGATE
Buddy Products File & Storage Cabinets 26 in. W 3-Tier Medical File Folder Cart
Home Depot
Farber Tempered Glass Shelf
Signature Hardware
Lilles Night Stand/Drum Table
FRONTGATE
Pearland Two-Jet Outdoor Shower Panel With Hand Shower
Signature Hardware
Loft Collection Glass Shelf
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™