West Riding Compost


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    plantmark
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    Charles, I was interested to read about your experience with West Riding Compost in your latest blog. I have tried some this year and I am not at all impressed. It performed very poorly alongside Sylvagrow and B & Q Verve. Won’t be buying again.

    #46794

    charles
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    Hi Mark, yes I wonder whatever they did.
    I had a rely to my complaint saying

    “We have had just one other query on the same batch regards slow growth on brassicas.

    The analysis results show a slightly lower P.H than normal and a very slightly lower available nitrogen level.

    It’s the only thing that really appears any different. It would be interesting to try a sprinkling of lime on the compost to see if that made any difference, and maybe some extra nitrogen in another sample.”

    So it’s a puzzle in that sense, because something is impeding growth.

    #46795

    plantmark
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    Its a pity. I have been trying to get away from peat based compost and often been disappointed, but
    B & Q Verve @ 5p a litre has never let me down yet.

    #46806

    KevL
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    I have had no problems with my West Riding this year other than I thought it a little more wet and heavy than last year. Therefore I mixed it 50/50 with come lighter compost from a local commercial nursery that allows me some of their own home-made potting mix and I am very pleased with the quality of the mix and the resulting plants.

    #46866

    charles
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    Thanks both, and good that you are managing Kevin.
    Turns out they changed nutrient supply this year, to comply with organic standards. So there is a nutrient issue, perhaps temporary lock up, which does not help our plants.

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