Best peat-free compost for veg growing

What's the best peat-free compost to use on a small raised bed that's for growing veggies?

Asked by June on 3rd Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Good morning

Miracle Grow, performance organic. Peat free and you can buy from your local Range or Homebase."
Answered on 3rd Feb 2023 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"i use a general purpose peat-free compost for most vegetables"
Answered on 27th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"Peat-free ranges have expanded hugely and as well as multipurpose, many now include tailored composts for specific uses, such as seed sowing, container growing and grow bags, as well as for cultivating particular plants, from veg and citrus to ericaceous and bulbs.
It honestly depends on what you want and need and also personal preference. The best in my opinion is the Miracle Grow Peat Free Range."
Answered on 30th Sep 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Melcourt Organic Peat Free.. cultivate with existing soil in your bed."
Answered on 3rd Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"most of the major manufacturers produce peat-free multi-purpose products, including Melcourt SylvaGrow and Westland New Horizon. Ericaceous compost – the choice for ericaceous (acid-loving) plants is more limited, but look for Melcourt's SylvaGrow Ericaceous"
Answered on 17th Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"And compost peat would b ok as longs as its ok.for what u want to grow"
Answered on 2nd Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Monty Don recommends a mix of three parts coir, one part sieved garden compost, one part sieved loam and one part sharp sand, perlite or horticultural grit."
Answered on 25th Feb 2024 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"AVOID (At all costs) large bulk-bag of "cold-composted" compost.

It might appear to be cost effective but everything and anything goes into it via green-waste recycling plants who supply the material for it.

It is a certain source of invasive weed seeds / corms and is almost certain to infect any garden on which it is applied with such nasties as red clover, celandine etc and which, once there is impossible to stop from taking over your beds and lawns.

Always use "Hot" composted composts or well rotted manure."
Answered on 9th Mar 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"I used for my potatoes and for other vegetables compost from horses mixed with sheep compost and was very good"
Answered on 14th May 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"The best peat free compost is that which you make yourself with garden and kitchen waste decomposed to make lovely rich compost"
Answered on 16th Feb 2023 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
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