Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:39
I have this horrible vision of gardeners in protective clothing, surgical gloves and masks for potting up a few geraniums.
I read that 4% of extracted peat is used for horticultural purposes. The Irish burn 95% in power stations. Me using a couple of sacks of peat a year is going to make no difference whatsover. Coir was considered a suitable substitute, but the cost of importing it (compost miles?) seemed to have stopped it being used. The recycled rubbish is just too much rubbish. I don't want to stand and sieve a sack of compost to remove plastic, bits of china, and the odd nail before using it.
I'm going back to the peat based stuff.