What do you really think of peat free compost?
Am I the only person in the universe who thinks that peat free compost is a waste of money? The only time I have ever had failures in my window boxes and hanging baskets is when I use peat free compost on its own. I've always used multi purpose compost in the past and I've had brilliant results, my baskets and window boxes have always attracted lots of positive comments. Not so now, the peat free compost is usually almost black and looks lifeless, it doesn't have a lovely smell and texture and quite frankly, I'm not in the least bit surprised that nothing grows in it! I now add garden compost to it and that seems to do the trick, but I wonder - is that what we're supposed to do, is it now just a base to which you add other stuff in order to get anything to grow?