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Is the Compost in a Grow-Bag different to Multi-Purpose?

LunarSeaLunarSea Cheshire / Derbyshire borderPosts: 672
I'm only asking really because I'll be growing my toms in containers and in previous years I've bought grow-bags for the compost.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,554
    I would imagine that grow bags contain added short term nutrients to boost the growth of short term plants.

    Multi purpose, I suppose, is more of a general, vaguely longer term sort of thing for plants that will be given liquid feed from time to time.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Pretty much the same as far as I'm aware. They both have added food.
    In the past, people often bought grow bags once they were reduced in price, because it was then a better deal than bags of compost.
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,426
    I have used both @VictorMeldrew
    Grow bags in a blown way, and MPC in tubs both in a greenhouse and outside, and didn't see any difference.  The only reason I had was cost. I only had a small garden before,  so a couple of grow bags was all I needed. Now I use more it's cheeper to get MPC in multi deals.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,289
    Grow bags often include extra feed like tomorite and seaweed for tomatoes.  You could use the grow bag compost in your containers, you'll get better root depth and drainage - it all depends on the price difference!
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,511
    I find grow bag compost is coarser and has more sticks in it. Saying that I use it for pots and potting on as it's much cheaper, I don't have any problems using it.
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