For pete's sake! Questions on peat free.
I often have John Innes composts and multipurpose composts delivered from a garden centre, but I don't know what ingredients goes into it. I don't know whether they contain peat, and if so, then how much. Should I be asking my garden centre whether they can supply me John Innes (loam based) composts which are peat free alternatives? And should I be asking them to supply me something similar to multipurpose compost which is a peat free alternative too (assuming that multipurpose does commonly contain peat)? Are 'peat free alternatives' generally readily available, and are they as good for plant health and plant development as non peat free (usual) composts? Please can anyone explain? I am concerned that I may until now have not been doing the right things by the environment re the composts I have been using, and I am keen to do what is right. Help appreciated.
- 30 Jun, 2009