Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:22
Lis, the worst compost I ever used was the most expensive; Miracle grow.
I now go for a cheap variety from a local nursery that I trust and mix it with my own homemade stuff.
Even really good 'growing medium' will only have plant food in it for a short time. All Veg plants need feeding on a regular basis once they have really got going, so do roses about 3 times in the growing season (I've just given mine a thin covering of horse manure, they will get rose food later) clematis I give tomato feed.
Making your own compost is easy and fun; and I am a fully trained Compost master so you have come to the right place.
Find out if your Council are doing cheap deals on compost bins; get 2 ( 1 to fill and one to 'cook') and then follow the instructions (50%greens and 50% browns; nitrogen and carbon if you are scientifically inclined). Any queries, ask here!