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Compost for potatoes


By Pinkbob

United Kingdom Gb

Can I use the free compost from the recycling plant to grow early potatoes in containers?



Hello Pinkbob, welcome to GOY.
I would be very careful with that source of compost, it may contain toxic elements which will taint the flavour of your potatoes. Use the free compost on flowers and shrubs. Get a trade brand from your garden centre for your potatoes.

27 Jan, 2009


That makes sense to me, thnx very much, any suggestions where I can get a few of the heavier gauge plastic sacks to use for my spuds?

27 Jan, 2009

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