How often have you been advised to add more organic matter to your garden beds? We all know compost is a magic elixir, but can you over do it? Most of us can barely make enough to keep up with our needs, so maybe this question is moot, but I was curious, none the less.
I’ve read that you shouldn’t start seeds in pure compost. I’ve never gotten a definitive answer as to why, but most experts are in agreement with a general “No”. However I know a couple of gardeners who swear by it and the tomato plants that have volunteered in my compost heap look healthier than the ones that have been putting on a valiant show in my garden.
But back to my original question, can there be too much compost? Continue Reading