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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Compost from last year Reply with quote

I have a couple of bags of compost I didn't use last year. They were left out in the rain in between the house and a fence. I'm just wondering would they be of any use this year? I suppose they've lost most of the nutrients in the rain so wouldn't use in pots but maybe to mix into my soil in my raised beds?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, mix them into your soil in your raised beds.
Should do no harm to condition the soil........ and you are right, I expect most of the nutrients to be leeched away by the rain.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks. Do you think I should put in fertiliser as I'm doing it or wait till stuff starts to grow? Bought some of this stuff: http://www.marshalls-seeds.ie/bio-gro-black-gold-pid4845.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Nature Boy"]Great, thanks. Do you think I should put in fertiliser as I'm doing it or wait till stuff starts to grow? Bought some of this stuff....[/quote]

It says it is "Fully soluble", so this could be applied for a boost once things start to grow.

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