Multipurpose potting compost

punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,596

I know that we have had a thread for this before, but many of us have expressed dismay at the quality of many MPCs these days. I thought that it was worth mentioning that I bought some Levington Original yesterday and, that on opening it today, it appears to be good stuff. One drawback as you might imagine, £6 for 50 litres, but if appearances and feel are anything to go by, it might be worth it.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 52,318

    I've frequently used Levington, and found that it's usually better than the other brands. 

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  • for seeds I buy seed compost as seeds must not have to many nutrients to start with as they will go gangly also the soil is sterilized but for multipurpose I don't bother and make my own which is cheaper if for some reason I need  a bag of multi I but a cheap grow bag which is just as good as many of the multi composts are peat and perlite and expensive.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,054

    I'm using Levington M3 (pro) in 75L bags. (£7.50) Last years and this years new stock,both excellent. A pallet load delivered costs a bit less per bag.  Heavy bags to hump around though.

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  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Hmm maybe this is why my seedlings are gangly...mental note, must use the word gangly more.

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