Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:57
Regular mulching should not produce a nitrogen deficiency. ,last year's' mulch will now be producing nitrogen, eto etc. a heavy mulch of wood chippings around sprouts and other greens though will have a noticeable affect I think
Esspee, I don't like artificial fertilisers. I would use something like fish blood and bone esp around food crops.
used to get loads of leaf mould but began to worry about importing diseasesMans other problems. Bought in compost from Council too but the quality was not good. Mushroom compost is good but I make sure it's used in autumn and washed by winter rains before crops are added to,the soil. There are certainly worries about importing anything...compost or soil. Even mpc is not always safe.