Multipurpose compost

Discussion in 'Compost, Fertilisers & Recycling' started by potash, May 27, 2008.

  1. potash

    potash Apprentice Gardener

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    Can someone tell me what is put in mulitpurpose compost. I do make my own compost, which i save for the vegetables, as it is not sufficient for the rest of ths garden I buy organic compose from the local garden centre when i can get it, if they do not have the organic, I go for the mulitipurpose which find very different more softer.
     
  2. coub

    coub Gardener

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    Do you use a composter Potash?.
     
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    Same stuff as you would put in the garden compost but the process they use to manufacture it is more 'scientific' inasmuch that they control the temperature, moisture levels and turning etc. It basically turns out that soft bagged up stuff you buy in record time which is (i assume!) exactly as your garden compost would look if you had the right equipment. They probably get away with adding more variety of compostable material too because they can control the process that much more.
     
  4. potash

    potash Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks Coub for your reply. I do have 4 bins for compose which I turn every 4 to 6 weeks, also I try to tidy up the garden before cutting the lawn, the rubbish is cut down with the grass for composting quicker. Last year I think because of so much rain it washed some of the soil away. I brought Mulitpurpose.
    Thanks Loofah. You have answered what I was thinking. I wonder if the process of making the Mulitpurpose can harm the small bedding plants.
     
  5. tweaky

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    The shop bought multipurpose compost will not harm your small bedding plants.:thumb:
     
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    Has any member used, Wickes multi purpose compost ?
     
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    Yes, because Wickes delivery is the best available. The results are just fine, and as Wickes has other bulky stuff such as rotted manure and grit it's the best I can get being a non-driver. Good deals and delivered conveniently.

    The best compost online was from Amazon, 80l sack of earthy stuff that really made all the difference. After I got it, reading the small print, it's half peat, which is a no-go from environmental perspective. But whilst the bag lasted, it was the best. Sadly, I can't order any this year as peat should stay where it is and not be harvested for a hobby gardener's delight, such as mine. :frown: But it was really good.
     
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