How to add amendments to new garden?
Hello, I am a new gardener. I tilled up an area and ran all the soil thru a 1/2" screen to remove rocks and roots. It is about 95 sq ft area. I processed it something like 10 inches deep so it was about 80 cu ft. I have peat moss, several different types of compost, & vermiculite that I intend to mix in. Can you please give me some ideas on how much of each to use and a procedure for doing so.
Here is what I'm thinking--
1. Rehydrate the peat moss in a large bucket. The bag says 3 cu ft compressed so I will probably add all of it.
2. Add peat, compost, & vermiculite on top of the soil and mix in with a tiller.
3. Water good.
4. Wait a few days then plant.
What do you think of this?
Maybe this is a topic unto itself, but I have cotton burr compost. Should I worry about pesticides etc. on this. I also have mushroom compost, composted cow manure, and one other, I forget.
Thanks for the ideas.