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.
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.
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.
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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