GIVEAWAY – Oakdell Organic Compost

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

THE PRIZE

20090928 Open Bag with Compost

Two local Vanilla Joy reader (Salt Lake and Utah Counties) will each win 3 bags of Oakdell Egg Farms Organic Compost!

MY REVIEW

I am a gardening novice at best, but even I know that having healthy soil is crucial to gardening success and that one of the best ways to give your plants all the nutrients they could ever need or want is to use compost.

Organic CompostLucky for us here in Utah, Oakdell Egg Farms, one of the largest egg producers in the Intermountain Northwest, just came out with a new chicken-manure based organic compost product last month.

Oakdell Egg Farms is the only manufacturer of certified organic compost in Utah, and their compost helps soil retain moisture and allows plants to receive more oxygen. Their compost is versatile and perfect for vegetable gardens, flower beds, trees, potted plants and even for lawn fertilization.

In addition to helping plants reach their maximum potential, Oakdell Egg Farms’ compost

  • improves overall quality of soil
  • may help neutralize soil pH
  • increases biological complexity and antioxidant levels in soil – rich in nutrients
  • reduces need for chemical fertilizers
  • promotes sustainability

I received several bags of compost to try out in my own garden, and while we obviously haven’t seen the results yet, I am completely confident that our yield will be better than last year’s. Our soil isn’t great and we need the extra nutrients that this compost will provide.

We also used the compost on our little patch of lawn and are excited for our brown grass to turn green and healthy!

I was a little wary at first of using compost because my first impression of compost was STINKY. But this compost has hardly any odor at all, and what it does have is not unpleasant. Surprising for being made of chicken-manure, but true!

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We have joined Thanksgiving Point as proud users of Oakdell Egg Farms’ compost and I can’t wait to share new recipes using produce from my compost-enhanced garden later this summer.

Happy soil prepping!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit OakdellEggFarms.com
  • Come back here and tell me what you’ll be growing in your garden this summer before midnight Monday, April 5.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Tuesday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
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GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindsay April 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

I am going to plant a raspberry bush!

2 Lindsay April 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

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3 Lindsay April 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

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4 Lindsay April 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

I tweeted!

5 Valerie April 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

We grow a big vegtable garden but the favorite thing in my yard is my rose bushes.

6 FoxyJ April 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

We’re trying a garden this year in our new house. We plan on growing tomatoes, peppers, peas, lettuce, and beets. Compost would be awesome!

7 FoxyJ April 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

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8 Heather D. April 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm

We are going to add some tomatoes to our garden…wish us luck!

9 Heather D. April 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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10 April~Living The Sweet Life April 2, 2010 at 8:47 am

I am an organic gardener and didn’t know that Oakdell had organic compost. Thanks for the tip.

11 Monica April 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

This year will be my first attempt! Tomatoes, lettuce, some herbs…And other fun things…we’ll see how it works out.

12 Molly A. April 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

We’re planting a HUGE garden this year. Our garden will include: corn, peas, beans, squash, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, peppers, cabbage, and three kinds of potatoes.

13 Molly A. April 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

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14 Kimberly April 3, 2010 at 1:26 am

We’re going to try to grow peas, beans, corn, cucumbers and tomatoes.

15 Kimberly April 3, 2010 at 1:27 am

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16 Kimberly April 3, 2010 at 1:28 am

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18 Jennifer M April 3, 2010 at 11:04 am

I would grow tomatoes, store bought tomatoes just don’t have the taste as picking one fresh off the vine.

19 Jennifer M April 3, 2010 at 11:06 am

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20 Jennifer M April 3, 2010 at 11:08 am
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22 Jennifer M April 3, 2010 at 11:11 am

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23 Jennifer M April 3, 2010 at 11:11 am

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24 Staci Jones April 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

This compost would be fabulous. Every year we have a huge garden and could really use this. We are growing tomatoes, corn, squash (about 10 varieties), peppers (bell and jalapeno), cabbage, cucumbers, watermelon, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb,and so much more that I can’t remember.

25 Staci Jones April 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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26 Staci Jones April 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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27 Cori Westphal April 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I am all about summer veggies. There is nothing better than veggies fresh from your own garden. I love growing tomatoes, peppers and cilantro for salsa. And cucumbers and dill for pickles! Yummy!

28 Cori Westphal April 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm
29 Cori Westphal April 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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