Using our soils, fertilizers, and mulches
To start seeds we recommend:
Espoma Seed Starter (peat moss, humus, perlite & limestone)
For veggie gardens we recommend: two parts Top soil to one part Compost​ 

Compost options:
       - Coast of Maine Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost. The original "seafood" compost. Made with chitin-rich lobster blended with peat humus and compost
        - Coast of Maine Schoodic Blend Cow Manure Compost, a dark, rich soil made from carefully composted cow manure and peat humus.
        - Bumper Crop® Organic Soil Amendment – an Organic Soil Amendment super charged with Mycorrhizae, Worm Castings, Kelp Meal and Dehydrated Poultry Manure.
 
Top soil options:
        - GrowMax Top Soil (available in bulk)
        - Coast of Maine Monhegan Blend Black Earth, an exceptionally rich blend of naturally composted barks and fine sand.
 
For planting annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees we recommend: dig a hole twice as big as the purchased plant and mix in one part compost or planting mix with one part existing soil.
 
      - Coast of Maine Penobscot Blend Compost & Peat (aka Planting Mix). Penobscot Blend is made with fully matured salmon, blueberry and mussel compost (2/3) and sphagnum moss peat (1/3).
     -  Bumper Crop (includes mycorrhizae, worm castings, kelp meal and dehydrated poultry manure)

For general fertilizing we recommend:
 
      - Bumper Crop - available in a variety of organic formulas to meet your needs.
      - Neptunes Fish and Seaweed
      - Coast of Maine Fish Bone Meal, Alfalfa Meal and Lobster Meal
 
For fertilizing lawns we recommend:

      - Lawn Booster (do not use with new seeds)
      - North Country Organics PRO-GRO 5-3-4, a premium general-purpose fertilizer that excels in every application.
       - Espoma Spring and Fall lawn booster
 
For mulch options we recommend:

      - Forest Pine: made from 100% Southern Pine Bark, which has been screened
      - Coast of Maine Dark Harbor Enriching Mulch: an exceptionally rich, fine-textured blend of naturally composted barks
      - Coast of Maine Pine & Spruce
      - Coast of Maine Cedar (helps with insect control)
      - Sweet Peet: The Best Mulch on Earth - 100% organic due to its make-up of virgin wood products, manure, and plant fibers (available in bulk)
      - Premium Dark Brown Shredded Bark Mulch (also available in bulk)
 
How much mulch or soil? 
The National Gardening Association has a handy mulch calculator .
A tool for calculating soil needs , in cubic yards.