Posted: Yesterday at 15:34
Modern composts are very good at doing what they are designed for, but, it does require that you stay on top of the watering. They are open and therefore free draining to promote quick strong root growth, but that, of course, means that they dry out quickly. Even the top quality brands (I use and stock peat- free composts), are the same. I'm watering every day, sometimes twice a day at the moment, just to keep the plants alive! I still maintain that there is no compost available which is as good as what you can make properly, yourself, using clean garden waste and fallen leaves. It carries a balanced level of nutrients, has good water retention properties and is nigh on free!