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Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 21:19

I am confused about compost. I always understood that pure compost (made from general cuttings and kitchen waste, was way too strong for seedlings or even potting, where I have always mixed just a little with garden earth (is this the loam you refer to above?). For seedlings I always buy a special mixture at the gardening center, as it is sterile and of good quality. I've lived in Switzerland all my gardening life, so I may just be out of touch with the terms you are using.

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:23

I love GW but agree with Chancy and Eddie. Gushing is OK but you can overdo it. I do like Monty and Rachel, but I still miss their precessors, can't remember their names. Anybody know why they were replaced? I also think they could do a little less fancy camera work and a take a little longer shots on certain things, such as the supports that Rachel made for the sweet peas. Also, in the last program, I was really frustrated that Carol did not answer the question from the lady they featured who wanted to know what kind of compost to use. They use too loosely the term, because Carol did breezily mention that it should be sterile, for example, for seeding, and later on in the same program, Monty mentioned that for some other seedlings the compost could be "richer." Now the problem could be solved if there would be a compost corner on this website, but I cannot find one.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:10
Dear Adam,
I am somewhat confused about the term "compost" used on Gardener's World. A lady was interviewed in the middle of the last program with the same question (i.e., what kind of compost?) but Carol did not answer the question, and in addition casually mentioned it should be sterile for seed beds! Later, Monty, while preparing some seedlings, referred to a "richer compost". And when Rachel is preparing seed beds, is she using pure compost (mixed with pearlite), or when they say "compost" do they mean garden earth mixed with compost? What do they mean?? (And I am sure the lady I mentioned above would like to know, too)
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