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    Paul Robinson
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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a good potting compost for sowing my seeds in next spring?

    I have found the compost from the local retailers (Point Vert, Super U, etc) to be very variable in quality, even in the same brand bought on different days, to the extent that one year some of seeds didn’t come up at all.  For the last couple of years we have had John Innes Potting compost from B & Q in the UK, which has been very good, but the person who brought it over for us can’t do it this time.

    I am at Merdrignac but am prepared to travel a bit for the right stuff.

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    I found the same and have started using compressed coir compost bricks mixed with vermiculite. i bought these from amazon france ~ Humusziegel terreau d’empotage pressé à partir de fibre de coco 6×650 g – 50l

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    I’ve also had the same problem, when there has been a special offer on compost some bags have been ok and some not…very inconsistent. I now use http://www.hortibreiz.com/ near Lanester. They are wholesalers but do sell directly to the public.

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    Will be bringing a nearly empty trailer back in February and live close to 3 B & Q’s! Unfortunately Plonevez du Faou to Merdrignac looks like 116 km apart! However, a meet halfway if possible?

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    Have any of you thought about a wormery?

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    Hi Paul.

    I got recommended some seed compost from a guy in point vert.

    I sowed my giant onion seeds this evening in the compost and should see them popping up in a few weeks and will let you know how I get on with this seed compost.

    john :good:

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    Paul Robinson
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    Hi, thank you for your replies, especially for Bald Eagles offer.

    I have discovered that you can buy English John Innes Potting Compost on French Amazon. It is a bit more expensive than French compost, but at least it’s available. So I think I shall use that.

    I have a large composter for my garden and kitchen waste (it’s an old heating oil tank) which provides a lot of good compost to dig in, but the texture is too coarse for planting seeds. Perhaps I should look into getting the worms involved in that?

     

     

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