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EilaEila Posts: 63
Looking for good quality compost  for transplanting bought B & Q last year planted my tomatoes in it and they hardly grew when transplanted ended up in the compost bin. put the rest of the bag on my veg bed, would never buy it again and  just been looking on which and they recommend it !

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  • It's a bit of a lottery with own-brand GC composts as the seem to vary year to year and often area to area.  Westland products have never let me down and their MPC 'with added John Innes' has been my favoured brand for the last 10 years.  The 'added John Innes' bit is really meaningless as that is a mixing formula but I give them the benefit of the doubt as it does contain significant amounts of loam and is not just peat/wood fibre as are mant MPCs.  No connection with the company of course.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    edited February 2020
    For the past two years I’ve planted my tomatoes out into my veg bed ... they’ve grown and fruited better than ever and watering has been easier so virtually no BER. 

    Worth considering if you’re growing outdoor varieties. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • EilaEila Posts: 63
    Thanks for your advise, i think i may try a couple in my beds as well as pots  :)
  • EilaEila Posts: 63
    I had one tomato plant that grew as normal which i planted in a different compost, the ones planted in the B & Q just hardly grew at all !  by the time i realised it was to late to repot them. :/
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,208
    For the past two years I’ve planted my tomatoes out into my veg bed ... they’ve grown and fruited better than ever and watering has been easier so virtually no BER
    [...]
    Wot? no beer?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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