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B3B3 Posts: 25,241

I noticed on another thread that home made compost is low in nutrients.

I have filled all my pots and containers with my own compost and added just a scattering of slow release fertiliser at just below root level when planted.

Should I add more now or will it do for a while?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    If you are using the osmocote beads, they should last three months. I use blood fish and bone, the blood is pretty instant, the fishmeal breaks down in a couple of months and the bonemeal a bit longer. Generally I use one dose at the start of the season. For certain pot grown stuff, I add a soluble feed after a couple of months , tomatoes particularly run out of steam if not fed regularly.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241

    Thanks fidget can't use bfb because the foxes dig it up will follow your advice for the rest.

    Thanks again fidgetimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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