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Organic Compost

cdfa-logo-smE.B. Stone Organics Organic Compost is an invaluable addition to any garden. Composts and the organic matter they contain are the foundation of rich garden soils and a key component of successful organic gardens of all kinds. E.B. Stone Organic Compost is ideal for use in vegetable gardens and flower beds, around trees and shrubs, and even on lawns. It can be added to the soil at time of planting or used as a surface mulch later on.

Contains: Compost

Compost Maker 4-4-2

cdfa-logo-smE.B. Stone Compost Maker is a blend of organic ingredients designed to supplement the needs of the home compost. In addition to providing the nitrogen necessary for proper composting, Compost Maker also helps to enrich the finished compost by supplying additional nutrients. It is ideal for use when making compost with large amounts of dry, brown materials high in carbon. Contains: Blood Meal, Feather Meal, Bone Meal, Dried Chicken Manure, Bat Guano, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal and Potassium Sulfate. Adding Chicken Manure will really get your compost going.

Planting Compost Bale

E.B. Stone Organics’ Planting Compost Bale is an ideal soil builder for all soil types. Versatile formulation for all in-ground planting and mulching.

Contains: Composted Wood Shavings, Composted Chicken Manure, Mushroom Compost, Fir Bark, Earthworm Castings, Bat Guano, Kelp Meal and Alfalfa Meal. *Only Available in Oregon & Washington

Planting Compost

E.B. Stone Planting Compost is a genuine compost. This special blend of ingredients were combined to make this an all-purpose outdoor planting mix. Our Planting Compost is blended for use in all soil types and for all types of outdoor gardening.

Contains: Composted Wood Shavings, Redwood Compost, Composted Chicken Manure, Mushroom Compost, Fir Bark, Bat Guano, Kelp Meal and Alfalfa Meal. For Best results, never plant anything without our Sure Start. *Only Available in Oregon & Washington

Big Harvest Garden Soil

cdfa-logo-smE.B. Stone Big Harvest Garden Soil Bale  is an ideal soil conditioner. Great for planting and mulching.

Contains: aged redwood, aged fir bark, compost, dehydrated chicken manure, earthworm castings, bat guano, kelp meal and alfalfa meal.

Raised Bed & Potting Mix

E.B. Stone Organics Raised Bed & Planting Mix

cdfa-logo-smE.B. Stone Raised Bed and Potting Mix is an ideal soil for any raised bed.  It can be used as a stand alone soil or mixed with garden soil.  Our Raised Bed and Potting Mix is designed with carefully selected, premium ingredients.  Rich compost holds the nutrients plants need, Coir (Coconut fiber) hold moisture in the root zone, Naturally-aged forest fiber feeds soil microbes and provides organic matter, Volcanic pumice drains away excess water, Beneficial microbes enhance plant’s root zone.

Contains: Regionally Sourced Bark, Coir, Compost, Pumice, Earthworm Castings, Aged Chicken Manure and Mycorrhizae. Get your Raised Bed off to a great start by planting with E.B. Stone Sure Start.

Your Chicken Manure used to say “organic” and now it says “natural” what’s changed?

There is no difference between the two products. The same chicken manure is in the bag.
We’ve changed from the organic label to the natural label because the rules have changed.

In a nutshell. We are registered in the state of California; thus, need to follow all the laws regarding sourcing organic inputs. California Department of Food and Agriculture, (CDFA), bases their organic input law on the NOP (National Organic Program) a division of the USDA.

It has never been part of the organic rules that manures come from organically grown animals. It used to be that if the manure came out of the south end of a north bound animal, it was considered organic. That part hasn’t changed. What has changed is how the manure is handled after it comes from the animal.

Now in order for it to be considered organic, it must be “composted” in a certain way. The piles are run out in long windrows, its temperature taken on a daily basis and the rows turned on a regular schedule. All of which must be logged for state inspection. Or, the chicken manure must be run through a heat drying process. Very few chicken or dairy farmers want to be a composting facility. The manures are waste products that they would haul to the landfill if people like us didn’t buy it.

The way we handle the product used to be considered composting. We have long piles of each raw material and we turn them to let it age and break down, but the definition has changed. We are not a composting facility, so now we refer to our process as “aging”.

When the new rules went into effect, we elected to move those products into an “aged” and “Natural” label. We just felt that the cost of bagging “organic” manures would be too much for the market to bear. Using composted manures would raise the price about 3 times what it is now.

The organic laws in the state of California are really written with the organic farmer in mind. They need to know what the rules are so that they are all on a level playing field. So the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) can still use the fresh manures on their crops as long as they do not harvest before a prescribed number of days for each crop. Both the E.B. Stone Chicken Manure and E.B. Stone Steer Manure have been approved by CCOF for use on organic farms.

The other acceptable organic manure is one that has gone through a heat drying process that kills any pathogens that may be contained in them. This is the chicken manure that we use to blend into our organic soils and fertilizers. Using this chicken manure for our “chicken manure” would just be too expensive for the consumer, so we use the aged chicken manure.

We have sold chicken manure for about 100 years now. We still feel that it provides great benefit to your soil. It’s has good nutrient value, it contains many micro nutrients that plants need for growth and it also contains beneficial microbes to feed the soil.

Rose Planting Mix

Master Nursery Rose Planting Mix

Rose Planting Mix adds organic matter to the native soil. It helps conserve soil moisture and improves soil aeration. The addition of Rose Planting Mix helps loosen compacted soils and provides much needed organic matter to sandy soils. Contains: Fir Bark, Composted Mushroom Soil, Chicken Manure, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, Earthworm Castings, Volcanic Pumice Stone, Bat Guano, Kelp Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Gypsum, Oyster Shell Lime and Dolomite Lime.

Potting Soil

Master Nursery Pottign Soil

An all purpose ready-to-use potting soil for all indoor and outdoor container plantings. Contains: Fir Bark, Canadian Peat Moss, Horticultural Sand, and Mushroom Compost.

Paydirt™

Master Nursery Paydirt

A unique blend of chicken manure, redwood sawdust, peat moss and mushroom compost. Adds organic matter to the soil. It helps loosen hard soils, improves water and root penetration and enhances the bacterial action in the soil. Mix into the soil prior to planting flowers, vegetables and shrubs or use as a top cover for newly seeded lawns.