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Ericaceus compost

Silver SurferSilver Surfer Posts: 38
Good Afternoon All, 
I bought 3 x 60 ltr bags of this instead of the potting compost, and I don't need it all.  How can I turn 2 bags of it from ericaceous to potting compost - could I just add lime and if so, how much to a litre ?  Silver Surfer

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  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Greater ManchesterPosts: 272
    Can you not sell it on?  Maybe to a neighbour or someone shielding who is struggling to get any?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,942
    It obviously can be done as adding lime to peat (which is acidic by nature) is how peat-based multi-purpose composts are made.
    I found this but whether you choose to trust the formula is up to you:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Silver SurferSilver Surfer Posts: 38
    Thank you for your reply Bob;  I think I'll just buy some normal potting compost and keep the Ericaceous for any new plants I buy that need it.  Silver Surfer
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