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Compost Products

We make one of the best composts in Massachusetts, suitable for your family to grow their own vegetables. Our compost is richer than any grass and yard waste compost because we utilize fruits, vegetables, fish, lobsters, coffee grounds and more as our nutrient source. To top it off, we lab test our compost more frequently than anyone else we know to ensure quality. 

Using compost improves soil health by adding nutrients, enhancing microbial activity, and improving water retention. Create a solid foundation for growth all season long. Learn more about our compost quality.

Online Ordering and Delivery

Our compost, soil products and raised beds are available to order through our website and for delivery within Eastern, MA. Check out our delivery range. Schedule delivery up to 10 weeks in advance.  Discounts are available for combining orders with neighbors.  Large orders (12+ yards) are available for farmers, landscapers and contractors outside our delivery range. Individual cubic foot bags are available at garden centers. Learn more about how to buy.

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Compost

Our compost is made in small batches with integrity and commitment to community and nutrient balance. The final product is rich in humus, nurtures beneficial micro-organisms, is free of any viable weed seeds, and contains an abundance of immediate and slow release nutrients.

We test for salts, nutrients, heavy metals, herbicides, plant vigor and soil food web biology.  More info and results here.

$75 to $55 per yard.

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Raised Bed Soil Blend

A 50/50 blend of Compost and a Sandy Loam. Great for new raised beds, existing raised beds, and new garden beds. 

We source the Sandy Loam from a special source to ensure consistency because we also test it for heavy metals and herbicides.  

A Sandy Loam helps the soil drain and resist compacting.  

These soils are made for growing food for your family, flowers, herbs, or new plantings both annual and perennial. You can use this soil wherever you need a rich planting medium.

We test for salts, nutrients, heavy metals, herbicides, plant vigor and soil food web biology.  More info and results here.

$75 to $55 per yard.

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New Lawn Soil Blend

A 40/60 blend of Compost to Sandy Loam. It has slightly more sandy loam to provide drainage and structure so you can walk or drive on it if needed. Great for seeding grass, starting a new lawn, patching a lawn, and laying sod. 

The Sandy Loam is from a single source to ensure quality and consistency, as we test it for heavy metals and herbicides.

Note: for patching or reseeding you can use this or the 100% compost.

We test for salts, nutrients, heavy metals, herbicides, plant vigor and soil food web biology.  More info and results here.

$75 to $55 per yard.

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Leaf Mulch

Protect your plants with natures natural mulch. Leaf mulch is a great alternative to traditional bark/wood mulch. It breaks down quicker, turning into a leaf humus that will nourish the soil below.

Bark and wood mulch suppresses weeds by depleting the soil.  This is useful in commercial landscaping applications where you don't want plants to grow.  

Leaf Mulch will nourish the soil as it breaks down. However it needs to be put on thicker in order to suppress weeds. It is excellent for vegetable gardens, perennial gardens and deciduous trees.

Appearance: Brown, Uniform, Tasteful

Apply 3 inches thick. Easy to spread. 
4 Yard Minimum. 

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10+ Bags Delivered

No wheel barrel? No problem! Bags are a great option to easily move compost around your yard or share with friends. Residential collection customers can apply their voucher to their order.  

We can deliver Veggie Starts at the same time.

Individual bags available at these garden centers.

$10 to $8 per bag (10 bag min).

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Raised Beds............. Kits or Installed

Raised Beds delivered to your home

Let us install them.  Our team will assemble your bed and fill them with our Raised Bed Soil.  We can install our auto-watering kit as well.

OR

Buy the kit and fill the bed yourself!  Kit comes with 4 walls, the screws and screw bit.  Takes about 2 hours for 2 people to assemble and fill.  

  • Large Beds [4 ft. x 12 ft.]
  • Small Beds [4 ft. x 8 ft.]
  • 22 inch tall walls for less bending over and bunny protection
  • Spruce wood, using 8 inch boards to reduce future bowing
  • Strength and Longevity - boards are secured to 4x4 posts
  • Order more than three and receive $20 off each additional bed. Community discounts for 5, 10 or 50 beds available
  • Add Black Earth’s Raised Bed Blend - 50/50 Compost/Loam, tested for Salts, Nutrients, Heavy Metals, Herbicides, Soil Food Web Biology and Plant Vigor.
  • Installation only available as an add on in select locations

Starts at $275 for frame, $150 for soil.

Note: The price of wood doubled in 2021.  We were able to buy wood wholesale this year to keep our price increase to only a 8%.  We want to make gardening as affordable as possible.  Our beds are extremely solid and our soils are the highest quality.

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Automatic Watering System

Save time and keep your plants quenched. Designed to fit our small and large raised beds.  No tool install!  Requires connection to your home's outdoor spigot.

As with any automatic watering kit... to avoid hot water from being dispersed to your plants... Timer will be pre-set to only water your plants in the morning before the sun heats up your hose.  Also, best practice is to put the hose connecting between your faucet and bed in the shade.  However, watering in the morning will keep the water cool.  

Kit Includes:

  • Melnor automatic watering timer
  • Backflow preventer
  • Water filter to prevent clogging
  • Pressure regulator 
  • Drip tape to regulate water release in your bed.
  • Poly tubing 100ft to get from your spigot to the bed.

Starting at $125

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Vegetable Starts

A curated collection of vegetable starts that thrive in the Spring weather. Includes: 2 kale, 2 Lettuce, 6 spinach, 2 pea, 1 parsley, 1 cilantro, 4 leeks, and 1 cabbage. 

Our goal with this pack is to get gardeners exposed to plants with particular benefits.

- Continuous Producers: Summer nights you can walk to your garden to harvest greens for dinner.  
- Nutritious: We included herbs in the pack because many are high in micro-nutrients (think parsley and zinc), especially when they are actually grown in a nutrient rich soil.
- Climate Change: Growing greens in your garden has a larger effect on reducing carbon emissions than other vegetables because of the short shelf life and refrigeration required for grocery store greens.

Plants are grown by Cedar Rock Garden in Gloucester, MA.  Watch this video from Cedar Rock Garden describing the plants and how to plant them. 

Available starting April 10th. You can add the veggies to orders of Compost, Soils, Raised Beds, or Bags. 

Add on to order for $21

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Treat your chickens or favorite wild birds to a nutrient packed snack! Our Black Soldier Fly Larvae are packed with calcium and protein to give your birds strong eggshells and healthy feathers. These are sustainably produced and are a natural byproduct of food waste! 

Made in the USA.  More calcium than mealworms!

$27-$30 per bag

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Get a Garden, Give a Garden

In partnership with Backyard Growers, support a low to moderate income family or senior in growing food for themselves. When you order a raised bed, you can also purchase one for someone in need and save $50 on your own raised bed install or kit! This action helps vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

$500 Tax Deductible Donation.  All $500 go to Backyard Growers

Gift a Garden

How Much Do I Need?

One bag of compost is one cubic foot.  One bag of compost would cover 14 square feet with a half inch of compost. Learn more about how to use our compost products.

Compost Depth Bags/ 100sq.ft. Yards/ 1000sq.ft.
1/4" 3.5 0.75
1/2" 7 1.5
1" 14 3
2" 28 6
3" 42 9