Growing lavender in used compost - a disaster waiting to happen?
celcius_kkw Posts: 751
I’ve got a large pot of used compost from this year’s sweet peas which I have now removed. I have a small pot of lavender which needs to go into a larger container so I wonder if I could just transfer the plant directly into that large container of used compost? I read that lavender likes poor soil after all?
I garden on a balcony so there’s nowhere for the used compost to go but into the bin if I can’t reuse it for other plants...
Thanks all.. I have plenty of perlite and grit actually so drainage shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. The bottom part of the compost is sort of clumpy because of the roots but they’re quite fine so I should be able to loosen them up before I plant my lavender in it. I did wonder if I should mix in some slow release fertiliser to improve the nutrient content..? Or is that not necessary?