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Seedling compost
« on: September 08, 2020, 16:47 »
The multipurpose compost shortage abated a while back, but seedling compost (e.g. John Innes no. 1) is sold out everywhere and ridiculously expensive in stockists that do have some. Anyone know what's going on and whether there might be some in time for the new growing season?



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Re: Seedling compost
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 16:55 »
I would expect this to be a temporary blip and, assuming no more lockdowns like we had at the start of the pandemic, things would be more similar to what you'd normally expect for next season.

At one point, our usual supplier had put all of its delivery drivers onto furlough because of the risks of delivering around the country, and couldn't source compost from its suppliers.  But we've just taken delivery of a pallet load or two of peat-free multi purpose compost, which suggests that supply chains are getting going again.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 17:50 »
i think your rite in what your saying Yorkie but things do seem to have improved round here plenty of compost available we just bought 3bags MP  and 2 bales of peat and there where many pallets full of all sorts of compost's including John Innes but as i didn't buy John Innes myself i don't know if they had J/E no1 but as i said plenty of other compost's available



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Re: Seedling compost
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 18:50 »
Early next year I'm having a crack at propagation of seeds in superfine vermiculite.  Fingers crossed. (This has just arrived).

Cheers,  Tony.
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Re: Seedling compost
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 21:40 »
We're having problems sourcing products to sell in our DIY shop as manufactoring plants were all closed during lockdown.  They are beginning to get back into production but it's going to take some time for them to catch up.  We tried to order a specific item and were told 'try again about March as that comes from Germany'.  I think we all just have to be patient, we'll get there in the end.   Not helpful on this particular subject I know but relevant as to  a general answer.

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