Why is John Innes called 'compost'?
Why is John Innes called 'compost', and why is multipurpose called 'compost'? The compost of a compost heap is compost. A dictionary defines the word 'compost' as "a fertilizing mixture of decaying vegatable matter for soil". Yet John Innes is not this at all, and multipurpose I think is only this a little bit. Can anyone help to solve this mystery for me, and indeed for us all? I have wondered for as long as I can remember.
- 9 Apr, 2010