Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:29
This year, for the first time, I bought and used peat-free compost. It seems okay, plants growing well, but I do have a couple of observations about it.
I find it dries out quicker. The surface especially dries out and seems to make a firm crust. Is this normal for peat-free compost and does everyone else find this?
I was also wondering if peat-free is less nutrient dense than other composts? Is peat-free better for any particular situation or to be avoided for certain plants?
Thanks for reading
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Thanks for the replies and healthy debate on should we use peat-free compost and does it make a difference to the environment, but can I just draw you back to my original set of questions?
I did buy some perlite yesterday to add to the peat-free compost. I just found that the peat-free compost seemed to dry out and form a hard crust and wasn't sure if this was typical. I was also wondering if it was suitable for all planting situations (fruit, chillies, container gardening) or if some plants just don't thrive in it.