Soilless growing medium for vegetables

Hi Everyone,
First time gardener from Ohio need your help. TIA.
I am planning for vegetable plants in a (container) wooden boxes of size 4 foot x 4 foot x 8 inches (=~ 11 cubic foot). Four of these boxes makes 45 cubic foot approximately.
I filled these four boxes with the soil less medium as following: Coarse Vermiculite – 15 cubic foot Sphagnum Peat Moss – 15 cubic foot `Compost kind of` – 15 cubic foot (1 cubic foot each of below)
I have searched 50+ of garden centers locally (zip code: 45040) and couldn't find so called “COMPOST”. For next year I will be preparing my own compost so this question won't arise. But, to begin my first / fresh vegetable garden; in the place of compost I used the following mix. I mixed them *VERY* thorough spending a week.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Question: is the following mix 'OK' to begin my garden? Am I sort of something here? Am I going to kill the plants with Over dosage? Any other suggestions/ideas to help myself is greatly appreciated. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
My `Compost kind of` - 15 cubic foot is:
1. Mother Nature's – SWEET PEET – Composted soil conditioner – 1 cubic foot 2. Nea's – POSY POWER – Powerful soil booster – 1 cubic foot 3. Premier Horticulture – PRO MIX – Growing mix – 1 cubic foot 4. Nature's Helper – MUSHROOM COMPOST – Organic soil – 1 cubic foot 5. Garden Magic – COMPOST AND MANURE – Peat & Manure – 1 cubic foot 6. Ace – COMPOSTED MANURE – Loosens soil – 1 cubic foot 7. New Plant Life – MUSHROOM COMPOST SOIL – Soil amendment - 1 cubic foot 8. Garden Scape – PEAT HUMUS – Decomposed Organic … - 1 cubic foot 9. Garden Scape – COW MANURE – will not burn – 1 cubic foot 10. Organic Valley – HUMUS – ready to use – 1 cubic foot 11. Organic Valley – COW MANURE PLUS ORGANIC COMPOST – Ready to use – 1 cubicfoot 12. Organic Valley – ORGANIC COMPOST PLUS MANURE – Compost & manure – 1 cubic foot 13. Garick – MOO NURE – Organic Compost with Cow Manure – 1 cubic foot 14. Country Stone – COMPOSTED COW MANURE – Soil conditioner – 1 cubic foot 15. Earth Gro – ORGANIC HUMUS AND MANURE – Soil amendment – 1 cubic foot
Thanks & Regards Ganesh
In detail (if you are still reading this post ;-) ) Assuming the product is what the cover says.
1.Mother Nature's – SWEET PEET – Composted soil conditioner – 1 cubic foot Organic material made from wood shavings, farm manure & plant fibers (USCC)
2.Nea's – POSY POWER – Powerful soil booster – 1 cubic foot All Organic: Horse manure, sphagnum Peat, Brewer's Grain, Gypsum & lime 0.7% 0.45% 1.0%
3.Premier Horticulture – PRO MIX – Growing mix – 1 cubic foot Compost Enrich (from shrimp, seaweed, softwood bark), Microrise inside, Sphagnum Peat Moss, Peat Humus (OMRI)
4.Nature's Helper – MUSHROOM COMPOST – Organic soil – 1 cubic foot
5.Garden Magic – COMPOST AND MANURE – Peat & Manure – 1 cubic foot Reed sedge Peat, Manure 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
6.Ace – COMPOSTED MANURE – Loosens soil – 1 cubic foot 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
7.New Plant Life – MUSHROOM COMPOST SOIL – Soil amendment - 1 cubic foot
8.Garden Scape – PEAT HUMUS – Decomposed Organic … - 1 cubic foot A decomposed organic forest peat fiber
9.Garden Scape – COW MANURE – will not burn – 1 cubic foot 1% 1% 1%
10.Organic Valley – HUMUS – ready to use – 1 cubic foot
11.Organic Valley – COW MANURE PLUS ORGANIC COMPOST – Ready to use – 1 cubic foot 0.05% 0.05% 0.05% (USCC)
12.Organic Valley – ORGANIC COMPOST PLUS MANURE – Compost & manure – 1 cubic foot 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
13.Garick – MOO NURE – Organic Compost with Cow Manure – 1 cubic foot 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% (USCC)
14.Country Stone – COMPOSTED COW MANURE – Soil conditioner – 1 cubic foot Cow manure, Peat and Humus 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
15.Earth Gro – ORGANIC HUMUS AND MANURE – Soil amendment – 1 cubic foot 90% organic humus (peat, compost, forest products) and 10% manure 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
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Gee. You must have a money tree.
My compost is leaf mulch, shredded paper from the office at work and lawn clippings, with this stuff sprinkled into the mix. That and some nice, wormfilled shovelfuls of garden soil. The microorganisms and earthworms are busy right now, turning waste into beautiful rich humus.
--Bryan
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Question: is the following mix 'OK' to begin my garden? Am I sort of something here? Am I going to kill the plants with Over dosage? Any other suggestions/ideas to help myself is greatly appreciated. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
It certainly sounds OK however, I recommend you send a sample off to your Ag office to be tested to make sure you have all the essentials as well as the micros in there. Further, you should have sent a sample of your soil off first and then used the report as a roadmap to amend/build your soil. spendy dirt you have made
BTW, do look up the defination of soilless, yours is not.
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