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    Just seeing what people think about multi-purpose compost could you add stuff to it to make it better for the plants. Only as I've seen people grow some really nice plants with it and others hate the stuff ever just seeing what people views are cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy 101 View Post
    Just seeing what people think about multi-purpose compost could you add stuff to it to make it better for the plants. Only as I've seen people grow some really nice plants with it and others hate the stuff ever just seeing what people views are cheers

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    Could you be more specific about the compost? Maybe a pic of the bag?



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    Quote Originally Posted by sourshoes View Post
    Could you be more specific about the compost? Maybe a pic of the bag?



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    I have a bag of this I've used a bag from B&Q multi purpose and have not had a good run so far with it been recommended to get some plant magic supreme but I was just seeing if you could improve the quality of this stuff or is it actual rubbish

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    Honestly, you're probably better off sourcing some high quality compost and building a simple soil. I can PM you a link to a simple recipe if you're interested. Your humus (compost or earth worm castings) will be youre biggest limiting factor so use the highest quality you can find. Home made would be best.

    Anything local you can get your hands on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourshoes View Post
    Honestly, you're probably better off sourcing some high quality compost and building a simple soil. I can PM you a link to a simple recipe if you're interested. Your humus (compost or earth worm castings) will be youre biggest limiting factor so use the highest quality you can find. Home made would be best.

    Anything local you can get your hands on?

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    Ok yes please will definitely look into it I do have a garden centre near me so we'll go in there and have a look and see what they have got

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy 101 View Post
    Ok yes please will definitely look into it I do have a garden centre near me so we'll go in there and have a look and see what they have got

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    Here is A few Organic I mix with my soil, works good, you might can find some like these.


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    Jacks magic is a good off the shelf compost for uk growers. Add 10% perlite and it makes a decent growing medium. There’s also other amendments out there to add to this like calcified seaweed and rockdust etc that make it an excellent medium for super healthy plants through out. Providing your environment and water schedule is in check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    Here is A few Organic I mix with my soil, works good, you might can find some like these.

    Would it be better to go 2 garden centres to get most of these or would I have to get it online thanks for your reply anyway

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    Whilst only on my first grow I've had real success with Westland Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost moving to Westland Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost. Not expensive / readily available anywhere All Purpose was 50 litres for £4. Especially liked the fact it was stored inside the shop, not outside, part ripped baking in the sun on a pallet. It was slightly too acidic so added a little Garden Lime as I'm using RO water (don't ask, I know ). If your using tap water dissolved salts should over time have the same effect. Chicken manure pellets and a little blood, fish and bone both very cheap. No fancy composts required and added no additional feed until 3rd week into flowering (eight weeks from seed). It worked for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonata View Post
    Whilst only on my first grow I've had real success with Westland Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost moving to Westland Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost. Not expensive / readily available anywhere All Purpose was 50 litres for £4. Especially liked the fact it was stored inside the shop, not outside, part ripped baking in the sun on a pallet. It was slightly too acidic so added a little Garden Lime as I'm using RO water (don't ask, I know ). If your using tap water dissolved salts should over time have the same effect. Chicken manure pellets and a little blood, fish and bone both very cheap. No fancy composts required and added no additional feed until 3rd week into flowering (eight weeks from seed). It worked for me
    Cheers for you info on that will definitely looking in to it where would be the best place to get them I think I saw some bone meal in B&Q when I was last in there

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    Picked majority up at Wilkos. Garden Lime at Homebase.

    Seeds went in to seedling/cutting compost only - no additional additives.

    Potted up to 1 litre fabric pots using 50% seedling/cutting compost (almost all coming from previous pot) 50% all purpose compost - no additional additives.

    Potted up to 3.8 litre fabric pots using all purpose compost / little garden lime. Mix in ratio of 80% / 20% perlite.

    Potted up to 15 litre fabric pots. Final mix was all purpose compost / garden lime small tea cup full per 20 litres compost / few good pinches of blood, fish, bone per 20 litres / half a handful of chicken manure pellets in the bottom of each pot (after first inch or two of soil). Mixed in a ratio of 80% / 20% perlite.

    Three weeks into flowering felt time was right to keep soil bacterium alive as until this point added only water. 1 ml FishMix / 1 ml BioBizz Bloom per 1 litre water given. Both reasonably priced on A*az*n, last for ages as you don't need much.

    Budget grow, nothing too fancy. Had considered using Molasses but I'll save this for another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy 101 View Post
    Would it be better to go 2 garden centres to get most of these or would I have to get it online thanks for your reply anyway

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    These can be found at garden stores and also at feed's stores. You might look for some of this as well while you out looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    These can be found at garden stores and also at feed's stores. You might look for some of this as well while you out looking.
    Cant see the pictures hotshot but thanks anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonata View Post
    Picked majority up at Wilkos. Garden Lime at Homebase.

    Seeds went in to seedling/cutting compost only - no additional additives.

    Potted up to 1 litre fabric pots using 50% seedling/cutting compost (almost all coming from previous pot) 50% all purpose compost - no additional additives.

    Potted up to 3.8 litre fabric pots using all purpose compost / little garden lime. Mix in ratio of 80% / 20% perlite.

    Potted up to 15 litre fabric pots. Final mix was all purpose compost / garden lime small tea cup full per 20 litres compost / few good pinches of blood, fish, bone per 20 litres / half a handful of chicken manure pellets in the bottom of each pot (after first inch or two of soil). Mixed in a ratio of 80% / 20% perlite.

    Three weeks into flowering felt time was right to keep soil bacterium alive as until this point added only water. 1 ml FishMix / 1 ml BioBizz Bloom per 1 litre water given. Both reasonably priced on A*az*n, last for ages as you don't need much.

    Budget grow, nothing too fancy. Had considered using Molasses but I'll save this for another time.
    Will definitely get hold of stuff for next time I think
    thank you so much

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    I think that stuff you have is simler to this:

    You just need some kind of Soil to go along with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonata View Post
    Picked majority up at Wilkos. Garden Lime at Homebase.
    FYI Wilkos was stocking compressed bricks of coco coir for a while; this year they do them in non-compressed, fluffy format, for about £4 a small bag.

    Perlite and Vermiculite are great additives to the soil to make it fluffier, both are widely available at garden centres.
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    Just found this today, don't know how long it has been out, but don't think long. I am going to give it A try, if I can find some.


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    Me and Greasy just got back from across town, and good luck rain upon us. So I will test this out next year in an raise Bed going to try and get a 50 50 mix of this and my home made soil. And thanks to MC we will be growing A Colombian Gold in a 5 sqft hole about 4' deep, should only take about 30cuft of soil to fill. So maybe A 35/65 mix.


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