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where can l use 4 unopened bulb compost.  Can l grow vegetables in it.


  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,266
    Bulb compost will have medium to low levels of nutrients so though it can be used, I would add extra fertiliser. 

    Vegetables would normally fare better grown in soil. As bulb compost normally comes in small packs, four bags probably equates to 40 or 80 litres. Have you got suitably sized containers to fill with the compost? As a large pot typically holds 40 litres and is good for growing a rose or something similar, you’ll not get many vegetables from one or two large pots.
    Rutland, England
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027
    I think more info would have helped with answers @janricgray :)
    As @BenCotto says - bulb compost has very little nutrient value, because bulbs don't need it. 
    It would be more use as a soil conditioner, rather than a medium for growing any kind of plants  :)
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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,014
    Might be fine to start off veg seeds in a tray or small pot before transplanting out/into bigger pots of richer compost?
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,736
    edited February 2022
    I find it works well for sowing and growing pots of nasturtiums for the summer.  If they have too much nutrition nasturtiums put on too much foliage and not many flowers, so bulb compost suits them perfectly.  :)

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

  • Thank you Dovefromabove most helpful. Will be planting nasturtium with my cucumbers so will add bulb compost to them.
  • Thank you Nollie. Will try it with some vegetable seeds before planting out.
  • I have a rose that needs re-potting so will use some bulb compost. Thank you BenCotto. 
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