What Compost is best
I haven't been on here for a while but thought I would share my experience as regards best seed compost. Having got fed up with the poor quality of some of the composts I have previously bought from various garden centres for the last couple of years I have been buying the T&M Incredicompost. It was clearly better than many others but in 2012 we visited a nursery near Holt in Norfolk and they told us they had done a lot of research on composts and the best in their opinion was a brand called 'CLOVER'
Problem has been that we live in Bristol and I have not been able to find this in the West Country - then I read on this forum that someone now buys LEVINGTON-Pro compost which is superior to Garden Centre varieties. I put LEVINGTON Pro into Google search bar and up popped a few sites with not only Levington Pro but also Clover Seed Compost and Potting Compost. Nearest to me was Valegardens.co.uk in Badesey, Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire. It was about 50 miles away so have called them, they confirmed they had it in stock, so I took the Land Rover and made the journey buying 4 bags each of Clover Professional and Modular 80 litres @ £6.00 per bag inc Vat; 4 bags of Clover Professional Potting Compost (75litres) @ £5.62 inc Vat and 4 large Clover Tomato crop bags @ £3.13 each inc Vat. It was worth the trip as delivery cost was quoted at £30.00 and I and an RHS member friend (Bob) had a great day out and fuel costs were about £14.50.
The seed compost is fabulous to use and looks and feels good too. I sowed some 'Tom Thumb' lettuce seeds and some Lupin seeds last Saturday morning in an electric propagator. They germinated and were through the compost on Monday morning (are now about 20mm high and looking very healthy indeed)
Yes, the Clover is a bit more expensive than standard GC stuff (but not extravagantly so) and I benefitted from a Cousin and my friend Bob buying some too which meant we were able to get the cheaper 3+ bags discounts. John Harding, Mangotsfield, BRISTOL
Last edited: 27 February 2018 10:47:27