Old Compos

AshdaleAshdale Posts: 149

what do you all do with your old compost?  Is it okay to put it in the compost heap?  I always worry about passing on diseases to other plants.  


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,690

    goes into the compost bins in my garden. Check for vine weevil though if you've had any problems with the little blighters.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,281

    I use it as a top-dressing on my borders and veg plots.  Over the years this has slowly improved my clay soil.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,606

    I do both the above

    If I suspect there may be vine weevil grubs in the compost I spread it out on a tarpaulin first and leave it a couple of days for the birds to rootle through - they get rid of them.


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • sand8sand8 Posts: 23

    we sprinkle it out on our fields and let the buzzards,  garden birds  eat away at any grubs

  • AshdaleAshdale Posts: 149

    Thanks everyone.  I shall feed my compost bins and cover my borders with confidenceimage

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Yep same as Bob n Dove

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