Mint compost is made from the leftover parts of peppermint plants used to produce natural peppermint oil. The peppermint is processed locally in St. Paul, Oregon. It is steam distilled at 212 degrees under pressure to extract peppermint essential oils from the peppermint plant. The end product is a rich black high nutrient natural compost.
There is no blending or adding to the mint compost, which makes it the unique distinguishing product unlike any other in the surrounding area.
Mint compost is excellent for providing moisture retention in sandy soils while rich in natural humus to help break up hardpan clay soils. Mint compost may also be used as a mulch top dressing around shrubs and in garden areas.
It is critical to spread the compost in a uniform application for efficient use of the nutrients.
Many plants grow optimally within a certain pH range. Knowing the pH and nutrition content of our compost will assure consumers they are making the right choice when buying our product.
The nutrient content of the compost is nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potash– potassium (K), and sulfur (S).
Percentage wise, our all natural compost contains 3.54% nitrogen, .51% phosphorus, 3.58% potash, and a pH level of 6.8%. All research was done at A&L Laboratories, which is a renowned agricultural test center in central California.
Bill Wettstein shows off his tomato plants grown using our all natural mint compost.
“I have been using mint compost virtually exclusively in my giant pumpkin competition garden for over 5 years. My soil is beautiful and my pumpkins are getting bigger each year with a 1347 pound beauty in 2007! I would recommend this compost to anybody!”
— Jim Sherwood
Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers
“We have used this local mint bi-product in our display gardens as an incorporated soil amendment and top dress for over eight years.
We love it’s rich black color, and adding this wonderful compost to clay soils causes plants in our garden to explode.”
— Danielle Ferguson
Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery