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KT53KT53 Posts: 6,441
I've been given a big tub of Growmore fertilizer and have never used it before.  The veg plot has just been dug over so can/should I apply to that area?  Are there any veg it shouldn't be used on?  Is it OK to use as a general feed for flower borders?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Yes, I know people who swear by it but, unless there has been a recent radical change,  it's manufactured from inert petrochemical industry by-products so will give a temporary boost to you plants but not help soil organisms in the same way that pelleted manure or BF&B do.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Hi KT53, not sure where you are (England or abroad) but Lidl in England are selling Blood Fish & Bone tomorrow on their specials 3 kg for £2.99 if you decide on BF&B.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,441
    Thanks for the suggestion of using BF&B, but I'm really asking what is the best way to use Growmore.  As I have it I really don't just want to throw it away.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Just scatter it as you would any other granular fertiliser.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,650
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=451
    Bit about Growmore in this link. Apparently Spring is the best time to use it, so your timing is good !
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,441
    Thanks everybody.  I'll get on with it.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925
    AnniD said:
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=451
    Bit about Growmore in this link. Apparently Spring is the best time to use it, so your timing is good !
    A lot of people don’t like to use growmore as it’s not organic, they did used to say that it was bad for the worms. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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