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Miracle Gro compost "finds"

Sue & MuttonSue & Mutton Posts: 118


I think I've found out where some of the recycled Christmas trees are ending up! I was breaking up a bucket of Miracle Gro compost (fresh out of the bag) and came across this - and countless bits of shredded plastic. Now I'm all for recycling but this makes you wonder  what else is in there that we can't see? Maybe it should be used  for planting bulbs (joke!).

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  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    I wonder if the shredded plastics are artificial xmas trees
  • SeahorseFriendSeahorseFriend Tyne and WearPosts: 73
    I found a metal screw in a new bag of John Innes No. 3 yesterday, so now I feel as if nothing's sacred  :D
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 7,128
    I've got a bag of Miracle Gro and also found that in mine, chunky bits of wood... no plastics though, that I can see so far..  it also seems to hold the water, gets rather soggy, definitely needs some added grit..

  • Sue & MuttonSue & Mutton Posts: 118
    That's worth knowing - thanks Marlorena
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 870
    It would appear that the drive to create eco-friendly compost is having a detrimental effect on the quality of the product. I have a post up at the moment about my recent experience of buying compost from a GC.  
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,867
    I found a metal screw in a new bag of John Innes No. 3 yesterday, so now I feel as if nothing's sacred  :D
    I'm afraid not.
    But - JI 1, 2 and 3 (and others) are just recipes  - each manufacturer will 'interpret' the ingredients to suit their own needs.
    Each recipe has loam as an ingredient - and loam is about as freely available as rocking-horse s*** :)

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