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And another thing .....


13 Jan 2013
Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are now becoming available in garden centres etc. Don't wait too long before getting in your seed tubers......(more)

13 Jan 2013
The supply of peat
The wet weather during 2012 has restricted the supply of peat for the coming season and as a result prices for peat-based growing media (multi-purpose composts etc) will probably increase......(more)

And another thing .......

The supply of peat

The wet weather during 2012 has restricted the supply of peat for the coming season and as a result prices for peat-based growing media (multi-purpose composts etc) will probably increase. The restriction may also favour the use of more peat-reduced and peat free products either because the peat-free products become more cost competitive or simply because peat product availability is restricted. So what should you do:
1. If you prefer to use peat-based products then get them early in the year. They should store OK and be usable for most of the year. Check that they are not heavy and too wet.

2. If you plan to sow seeds indoors you should get a peat-based seed compost as soon as they become available – peat-free and low-peat products are generally not as good even when fresh and will certainly be suspect after a few months storage.

3. Suppliers of peat-free products may justifiably see the peat shortage as an opportunity to promote their products. If you are keen to use them then check the Gardening Which? results (issue Jan/Feb 2013) and also read our comments on growing media, storage and use.

4. We plan to compare different growing media in a simple trial in the summer and run another prediction game using either potatoes or Calibrachoa as the test plant.


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