(NOTE: The compost was still warm (steamy) when we received it.)
I tried to explain that compost is a soil amendment and suggested that we mix the compost with some top soil (or at least add some sand). I was told that the waste agency said that we could plant directly into the compost... even though on their website they stated that you should [url=https://www.solidwasteagency.org/residential-services/compost]"Never plant in 100% compost".[/url]
My question is, are some crops/vegetables better suited than others for being planted in 100% compost?
A couple of observations I've made:
- root crops like carrots and beets haven't done very well so far (slow growing and thin roots).
- pepper plants haven't done well... plants remaining about the same size (or very little growth) as when they were planted.