With the introduction of supermarkets and customer demand for fruit and vegetables at any time of the year, we have lost the idea and tastes of seasonality. Most gardeners and allotmenteers will relish a specific crop at a particular time of year and look forward to it the following year and year’s to come. Yet, if you’re new to gardening or want to start growing more delicious fruits and vegetables, no matter the size of your outdoor space, it’s good to know that there are specific composts for given tasks.

Most compost manufacturers will tell you that the first four months are usually the busiest, in terms of sales, and Dalefoot Composts agree. Still, many of their products can also be used for different tasks throughout the year.

For a burst of colour all year round, why not try Dalefoot's Bulb Compost? It's perfect for pot- and container-grown bulbs in every season. Bulbs are incredibly beginner-friendly, and with Dalefoot's Bulb Compost, you can simply plant them and forget about them for 2 years, as the compost feeds them. Remember, plant 3 times the bulb's height and with the pointy end facing upwards. During wetter months, ensure pots are positioned in a sheltered spot so they are not at risk of overwatering.

There's nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked tomatoes, especially when they're organic and juicy. Dalefoot Wool Compost for Tomatoes contains all the nutrients your tomatoes need, eliminating the need for additional liquid tomato feed. It's so easy to use, you can even turn the bag of compost on its side and use it as a grow bag if you prefer not to use pots and containers.

Choosing seasonal vegetables and fruits is a brilliant way to discover new flavours. Your diet will be varied, and when you grow your own, you can even save money. And, remember, growing seasonal edibles will taste better, as they are growing in optimum conditions. Because you harvest them straight away, they are fresher and full of flavour.




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