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Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?

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Hi everyone.. I had quite a successful, enjoyable 1st year growing veg in 12, 66ltr large containers. My question is, to do the same in the future, do i have the expense of having to change all the…Continue

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Barrie replied to Barrie's discussion Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?
"Thank you Anne for your well written reply, I will do as you suggest and replace half of each container with a mix of fresh compost and manure along with some general fertalizer, early spring. Maybe it might be a good idea for me to do the mix in a…"
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Anne Sawhney replied to Barrie's discussion Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?
"Hi Barrie - not sure why the experts on this forum haven't replied to you yet, but I'm reading a lot about soil currently, so I thought I'd have a stab at it. The compost you've already used will be drained of certain nutrients,…"
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Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?

Hi everyone.. I had quite a successful, enjoyable 1st year growing veg in 12, 66ltr large containers. My question is, to do the same in the future, do i have the expense of having to change all the compost, or can i somehow reuse the old compost?I do have access to horse manure, seems well rotted, brown, crumberley, with no smell and have a bucket of growmore generalpurpose balanced granular fertiliser to hand. ​​​​​​​Regards Barrie.See More
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