Smelly growmore

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  1. Allett man

    Allett man Apprentice Gardener

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    I bought a box of growmore that smells strongly of ammonia, I don’t remember growmore having any odour before. I wondering if it’s been boxed with the wrong content. It doesn’t look like it usually does. It’s finer and brownish in colour. I’m thinking it’s all nitrogen.

    Anythoughts?
     
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    Take it back and change it.
     
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      Could take it back, I’ve opened the carton and I doubt the B&M would even know what I was saying about it. It was only a small box, £3 or £4. I will do a test on a couple of plants in the border.
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Sounds like you have Fish blood and bone, that has a bit of a pong and is not white granules like growmore.
      Could you possibly have the organic version of growmore?
       
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        A pH test might be usefull.
         
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        Yes could be blood fish and bone, if my dog wants to eat it then it’s definitely blood fish and bone.
         
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          Ammonium nitrate is a common ingredient of fertilisers.
           
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            Also a common ingredient in terrorist's explosive devices, so probably not sold at B&M.
             
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            The Ammonium Nitrate has a very strong smell so it will take over any other smell, also it will have been boxed up not that long ago (ie; it's fresh)

            You should see 3 different colours in the box white, brown and a lighter brown/redish if it's a mix
             
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              My past experience of growmore is white granular product.
               
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                There are 2 sorts, compound and a blend, compound will be white-ish to grey, the blend will be 3 products mixed together, compound will be 3 products made into each pill or granules
                 
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