- Dec 7, 2012
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What have you managed to successfully grow in pure compost? I managed to grow radishes and carrots very well in compost. A relative of mine has also managed to grow tomatoes from seed in pure compost.
It's not bad if it's your own compost and not some purchased stuff. When you start compost in a bin at home with the proper layers - including some soil, you have everything you need. When you recycle the soil in your pots by adding it to the compost, you're refreshing it and your plants can thrive in a loamy mix that gives them nutrients, but also has good drainage.My tomatoes and peppers love compost. Some of them were potted last year in pure compost, then someone told me that was bad. But I never re potted them because they grew so well. But I will say that this was after I had moved them from seedling tray to a bigger pot that they thrived in pure compost. I did try as an experiment to start a seed in it, and it was a little more difficult. I was thinking perhaps because it has a tendency to compact a bit that maybe the seed couldn't spread well. Pure guess though lol
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