Has anyone else experienced getting clubroot from propietary compost in their brassica plants?
Has anyone else experienced getting clubroot from proprietary compost in their brassica plants? My plants were grown from seed totally in Arthur Bowers and had serious clubroot visible when I came to transplant them to their permanent position. Therefore I have to conclude that clubroot must have been present either in the seed or the compost. I have come across other gardeners who have experienced the same problem having grown their plants for years in peat based composts without clubroot problems. Most gardeners compost their good green waste and dispose the other stuff in their council green waste service. We also know that increasing quantities of composted council waste are being recycled into proprietary composts as a substitute for peat. Therefore I conclude that their compost processing does not kill off the clubroot 100%.
I attach a couple of photos showing the plants as they left the growing compost. If this is not clubroot can someone please enlighten me to what it is. Thank you to all contributors.
- 3 Dec, 2012